The regular TextArea component provided with Flash CS3 does not accept any stylesheets. This component does. This component also allows placing a custom image as background. Another problem addressed here is that the CS3 UIScrollbar is buggy and will not scroll when there is an image placed at the end. That is possible with this custom component. The component can be manipulated using AS. The component is free to use for private and commercial purposes but is not allowed to be distributed or sold. For details see properties and methods of the CustomTextArea.