I'm developing a prototype of a project, done in Flex/ActionScript and running in AIR on desktop computers. I'm getting stuck in a couple of places, and would rather hire somebody smart than spend days figuring it out.
A part of my application requires the use of some kind of TLF textbox so that I can format each line. I'm not married to using a TextFlow controller, but I am right now because it can be a child of a regular MovieClip or UIMovieClip. My point is mainly that I need to be able to style the text.
So I either need help with getting this controller to behave, or I need help on how to create RichEditableText instances dynamically and in ActionScript. The data pulled from a database at runtime, so I can't simply make MXML code, which would be a lot easier. But I've basically given up on getting a RichEditableText to be a child of a MovieClip or UIMovieClip.
So the point is that I need help on solving some specific issues. You don't need to code beyond the demo level. I'm not specific about which exact AS3/Flex technology is used, as long as I can style text per-paragraph and add Bold/Italic to the text on a word by word basis, as well as change the color of parts of the text.
So right now, with the TextFlow controller, I have these problems:
1.) I can't make it auto-size. The parent MovieClip has a window-type box on a graphics layer, and I need to resize this graphics layer to the content of the TextFlow.
2.) I can't get text selection to work, or to render, I don't know which. Perhaps the Controller doesn't have Focus, but I can't figure out how to do that either.
3.) I need to be able to monitor keyboard events, so that Tab changes something about the paragraph style. This is typical for a text-editor in my industry, so however illogical that might be on an ActionScript context, I have to.
There are a few more things that, if you know the answer to the questions above, should be easy enough.
If you're super-talented, there may be other work for you on this project, as long as you understand that right now, it's a prototype, so I'm paying for it myself, so I don't have a million dollars to pull from. But this is an important project to me, and I'll be happy to pay for expertize, and some coding as well. But mostly expertize. I'm a decent coder myself, but I'm a bit overwhelmed with the whole Flex/ActionScript situation.