September 11, 2003
Text Float Around Circle

I have built this little "Floater" class which allows you to have text in Flash flow around circles and rectangles. Here's a quick demo - just drag around the circle or resize the elements. The nice thing about is that its performance is way better in the new player. As usual - the code is incomplete, but perhaps someone is interested in taking it further, so here's the Floater source code.

Posted at September 11, 2003 06:01 PM | Further reading

Nice choice of text. Don't think I didn't notice the use of Douglas Adams' Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy ;-)

Posted by: Adam Howitt on September 11, 2003 07:24 PM

The rectangle doesnt flow text correctly, it almost covers the line above it. Or is it suppose to do that?

Posted by: tonypa on September 11, 2003 08:15 PM

Hmmm, I guess that's what I meant with "incomplete". The reason is that I just check on one position in each line and that getTextExtent() is not what you would use in rocket science when it comes to exactness.

Posted by: Mario on September 11, 2003 08:23 PM

hello ...
thank you ... but I wana to find a component that make a circular text !!

Posted by: Mohammad on November 9, 2003 02:48 PM
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