Archive for February, 2009

Flex Custom Validator Email Confirmation

Pretty simple stuff. This was driving me a bit crazy at the beginning of the day so I decided to just cut and paste my source code hoping this will help someone else out. Basically I just want to create a custom validator that makes sure one field is equal to another in flex. Pretty simple but if you are a noob you will find this task a bit sucky…. Her is the code

Actionscript Custom Validator.

?View Code ACTIONSCRIPT
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package com.flextradeshow.classes
{
	import flash.text.TextField;
 
	import mx.controls.TextInput;
	import mx.validators.ValidationResult;
	import mx.validators.Validator;
 
	public class EqualValidator extends Validator
	{
		private var results:Array;
 
		[Bindable]
		public var textbox:TextInput = new TextInput();
 
		public function EqualValidator()
		{
			super();
 
		}
		override protected function doValidation(value:Object):Array
		{
			results = [];
			results = super.doValidation(value);
			if(results.length > 0)
			{
				return results;
			}
			if(value!=textbox.text || !value)
			{
				results.push(new ValidationResult(true,null,"NaN","Not a matching value sorry"));
				return results;
			}
			return results;
		}
	}
}

This is the code you need in your view to use the validator.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8">
<mx:Panel xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" xmlns:tsclasses="com.flextradeshow.classes.*" >
	<mx:StringValidator
		id="nameValidator"
		source="{_iname}"
		property="text"
		minLength="4"
	/>
	<mx:EmailValidator
		id="emailValidator"
		source="{_iemail}"
		property="text"
	/>
	<mx:EmailValidator
		id="emailConfirmationValidator"
		source="{_iconfirmemail}"
		property="text"
	/>
	<tsclasses:EqualValidator id="sameEmailValidator" source="{_iconfirmemail}" textbox="{_iemail}" property="text" />
 
	<mx:Form labelWidth="100" width="302" height="100%" horizontalScrollPolicy="off">
		<mx:FormItem label="Full Name" required="true">
			<mx:TextInput  id="_iname"/>
		</mx:FormItem>
		<mx:FormItem label="Email" required="true">
			<mx:TextInput id="_iemail"/>
		</mx:FormItem>
			<mx:FormItem label="Confirm Email" required="true">
			<mx:TextInput id="_iconfirmemail" />
		</mx:FormItem>
		<mx:FormItem label="Birthday">
			<mx:DateField  id="_ibirthday" />
		</mx:FormItem>
		<mx:Spacer height="15"/>
		<mx:Label text="Free mimoDesk Sample (Choose One)"></mx:Label>
		<mx:Box paddingLeft="110">
			<mx:RadioButtonGroup id="freemimodesk"/>
			<mx:RadioButton label="Star Wars" groupName="freemimodesk" selected="true"/>
			<mx:RadioButton label="Tokidoki" groupName="freemimodesk"/>
			<mx:RadioButton label="Original Core Series" groupName="freemimodesk"/>
			<mx:RadioButton label="Not Interested" groupName="freemimodesk"/>
		</mx:Box>
		<mx:Spacer height="15"/>
		<mx:Label text="Subscribe to any of the following Newsletters"></mx:Label>
		<mx:Box paddingLeft="110">
			<mx:CheckBox label="Consumer" selected="true"/>
			<mx:CheckBox label="Press"/>
			<mx:CheckBox label="Wholesale"/>
		</mx:Box>
		<mx:Box horizontalAlign="right" width="100%">
			<mx:Button label="Subscribe"/>
		</mx:Box>
	</mx:Form>
</mx:Panel>

Facebook Post Image Test

Gilles Villeneuve(CDN) Ferrari 312T4 Graham Hill(GBR) Lotus 33

Yeah old F1 Pics.

Some explanation: We’re working on a RSS feed that can be read by Facebook so it can add images to the newsfeed post automagically. Then we want to see if when we change it in the RSS feed, it updates on FB or not. Fingers Crossed.

Update: This worked out fine, but once the image is posted you’d have to replace the image on your webserver, with one of the same name, to change the one on FB (Since they externally load it each time).