ok, so in my iTunes controller, i have text that shows the current track info (title, artist,album) but since my app is made to be small i couldn’t make the text fields very big. Is there anyway so that it scrolls sideways just like in iTunes, if the text is longer than the defined field? For the life of me I can’t figure it out.
i am assuming by the lack of replies that it is impossible am I correct?
Nothing is impossible. There is no “scroll text” command or any simple solution, but it is certainly possible.
Ideally, you should write some pretty complicated code in obj-c that would actually manipulate the text field’s cell and truly scroll the content displayed… which is what apple is likely doing. AS will probably never offer you the power you need to effectively do this. Perhaps you should consider picking up some cocoa, or you could re-think your interface. Otherwise, maybe you should just consider it impossible.
gah, i can’t learn obj-c or cocoa…it’s too abstract…i tried…but just too abstract…which is what i like about As…very human language…so its official…i’m not gonna try anymore:P
Here’s a Cocoa solution:
apparently that one crashes and its sloppy