A dropdown without all the baggage : Actionscript 3 dropdown less than 10K

It came to my attention that the comboBox component in actionscript 3 was a whopping 40+K. In most situations, you could absorb this file size based on the need you have and the overall functionality of the application you are building. Unfortunately, this dropdown was being used in a banner that needed to be south of 30K. Needless to say, this was a problem and it needed to be addressed.

Since we only needed basic dropdown functionality, I was able to recreate it at a size of less than 7K (could of been smaller, but we had to include fonts).

To help the rest of the community I have a download link to save you some time. I hope you find this when you need it, and I’m happy to answer any questions.

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