Recipe 8.25 Setting the Insertion Point in a Text Field

8.25.1 Problem

You want to use ActionScript to set the insertion point in a text field.

8.25.2 Solution

Use the Selection.setSelection( ) method, specifying the same value for the starting and ending indexes.

8.25.3 Discussion

You can use Selection.setSelection( ) to set the cursor position in a text field by setting the beginning and ending index parameters to the same value. This example sets the cursor position in the text field that has focus:

// Positions the insertion point before the first character
Selection.setSelection(0, 0);

8.25.4 See Also

Recipe 8.24

    Part I: Local Recipes
    Part II: Remote Recipes