Flash 8 Rich Text Editor- Always show selection proof
by Ben Rhodes - 2006
I know what you are saying, "Hasn't the Rich Text Editor already been done with flash?". The answer is yes, however I've always found one really big flaw with them. Anytime you select text and hit a button to change the property of that text you visually lose the selection. This goes against every other application that does something similar. So with Flash 8 I found a way around that. By using BitmapData, you can take a snapshot of that textfield when the textfield loses focus. Download source and check it out.