Input text component font style

ok why does AS3 input text classes suck compared to AS2?

my problem is i have an input text box that needs to get focus, that works:hitman:

but i also want to change to the texts font and align it to center

looking through other threads is saw

answer.setStyle(“fontFamily”, “Arial”);

answer.textField.textAlign = “center”;

however the setStyle is an AS2 class of textArea and textField.textAlign doesn’t do squat…

any know how to mess with properties of the textField besides the the given AS3 classes…

i have looked through this page and all its related topics and its of no help…


if some one could show me a way to set the focus to an input textFeild and not use the input textArea component that would also help fix my problem.