How to get the "real" size of a movieclip?

Hi there,

I have an annoying problem with MCs which have a dynamic text field. After setting the textfield.text to the proper value (while textfield.autoSize = true) the _height of the textfield increases, but the _height of the movieclip itself doesn’t.

And of course, there is a lot of text in the textfield, and the size of the MC should be bigger after writing into it…

I would like to know, how is it possible to determine the “real” dimensions of the container movieclip?

Thanks for any kind of help in advance!