Recipe 8.4 Creating a Background for a Text Field

8.4.1 Problem

You want to make a visible background behind the text in a text field.

8.4.2 Solution

Set the text field's background property to true. Additionally, you can change the color of the background by setting the object's backgroundColor property.

8.4.3 Discussion

Text fields lack a visible background by default (in other words, the background is transparent). However, you can create a background for a text field by setting the background property to true for that object:

myTextField.background = true;

By default, the background for a text field is white (if made visible). You can, however, assign the background color by setting the value of the object's backgroundColor property, which accepts a hex RGB value corresponding to the desired color:

myTextField.backgroundColor = 0x00FFFF; // Set the background to light blue.

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