Converting between dates and strings using the DateField class in Flex

The following example shows how you can convert Date objects to String objects using the static DateField.dateToString() method in Flex. As an added bonus, the example also shows how you can convert String objects to Date Objects using the static DateField.stringToDate() method.

Full code after the jump.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2007/12/15/converting-between-dates-and-strings-using-the-datefield-class-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white"
        creationComplete="init();">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import mx.controls.DateField;

            private const MASK:String = "DD/MM/YYYY";

            private function init():void {
                var today:Date = new Date();
                var halloween:String = "31/10/2007";

                var todayString:String = DateField.dateToString(today, "DD/MM/YYYY");
                todayLabel.text = todayString;

                var halloweenDate:Date = DateField.stringToDate(halloween, "DD/MM/YYYY");
                halloweenLabel.text = halloweenDate.toDateString();
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:Form>
        <mx:FormItem label="today ({MASK}):">
            <mx:Label id="todayLabel" />
        </mx:FormItem>
        <mx:FormItem label="Halloween:">
            <mx:Label id="halloweenLabel" />
        </mx:FormItem>
    </mx:Form>

</mx:Application>

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