Movie Clips Inside Text Field. How?

Hi everybody,

I am trying to create a flash based LAN Messenger, using flash & third party applications.

My Messenger uses Text Field similar to all the messengers. Also I want to place smileys(moviclips or images) inside the textfield.

As far as I know, there is only one Flash Component called “SmileyTextField” by “Julien” available at But it seems this text field is not

compatible with Flash MX 2004 Pro.

So I want to know whether it is possible to place a moviclip (smileys) inside a textfiled during runtime.

Thank You,


Unfortunately I have no solution that is neat and tidy but when I was doing something like this a while back I had to make a function that found the location of a smilie code, then it replaced the code with 3 spaces, and another function would continue to trace those spaces and move movie clips in a layer above the text so that the smilies would look like they were in the text. It worked but wasn’t always neat on slower machines. If you find a better solution I would be interested in it also.

Good Luck