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Old 10-22-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default how to turn date string into date object?

Hey folx. I have a date string like this "10/15/2003".
How do I turn that into a date object flash can use?
Here is the code I have to show you what I mean:
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var s_date = "10/15/2003"; //i want to get s_date into format you see below var myDate = new Date(2003,10,15);
As you can see above, I have 10/15/2003 in a string and sure I could write some string manipulation script to parse and grab each of the elements using the "/" as a delimiter but is there not a more elegant way? A function FlashMX already has for turning that into the date format of 2003,10,15?
If so, please tell me and show me the syntax.
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Old 10-23-2003, 02:23 AM   #2
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This is the similar one I was able to find...
http://proto.layer51.com/d.aspx?f=1104
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Old 10-23-2003, 03:57 AM   #4
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var s_date = "10/15/2003"; function dateStringToObject(dateString){     var date_ar = dateString.split("/");     return new Date(date_ar[2], date_ar[0]-1, date_ar[1]); } var myDateObj = dateStringToObject(s_date); trace("myDateObj = "+myDateObj);
Doesn't look all that inelegant to me.

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