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This is just a quick example of how to add a background colour to a label control in AS3.
Most people don’t know, but the label component has a TextField inside of it. What that means is that you can basically use all of the available methods within the TextField in a label. Here’s an example of how to add a background colour to a label.
import fl.controls.Label; // If you were doing Playbook development // import qnx.ui.text.Label; var lblName:Label = new Label(); lblName.textField.background = true; lblName.textField.backgroundColor = 0xFFFFFF; addChild(lblName);
And that’s it. You now have a label with a white background. Seems pretty simple, but what is cool here, is the fact that your label can have pretty much the same behaviour as a text field, and you can modify it as you would in a text field.