Category Archives: Date

Parsing dates with timezones in Flex

In a previous example, “Parsing ISO dates with Flex and ActionScript”, we saw how to parse ISO formatted dates (2008-01-25T06:14:23Z) and convert them into an ActionScript 3.0 Date object.

The following example shows how you can convert a Java formatted date (Wed Jul 22 14:29:30 PST 2009) and convert the timezone into an ActionScript 3.0 friendly format (UTC-0700) so you can use the static Date.parse() method to convert them into an ActionScript 3.0 Date object.

Full code after the jump.

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Calculating the number of days between two selected dates in a DateChooser control

Here’s a marginally more interesting sample. I was playing around with the DateChooser (calendar) control and the selectableRange property and figured I’d make a simple application to calculate the differences between two selected dates. The example creates a selectable range of dates from the current date to current date plus 1 year. Users can select any single or range of dates between the start date and end date, and Flex calculates the number of days the user selected using some basic math.

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