Is there any way to do this? For example, I have a "signup"
type form (name, email, address, hobbies, etc.)... Certain fields
would be required and have their respective validators (name,
email, phone)... But other fields (hobbies, homepage, etc.), I
would like to recommend that the user fill them in before
submitting the info, but it's OK if they don't... Is there any type
of "suggestion validator" that can accomplish this, or do you just
have to handle all the logic yourself...??? Or can you actually
just do it with validators and I'm missing something obvious...???
There is nothing like a "sugestion validator" in Flex
framework. But as you said, you can validate those fields with your
own logic. I would sugest you create your own "sugestion validator"
class to use it in your project, sou it would be easier to handle.
Depending on what you plan to do, you cold extend TextInput and
create a flag, required or optional and create your own validator,
which would handle each Field acording to its flag.
(I personaly hate flex validators, i always create my own
don't know if it helps but recently I asked about how to code
auto-complete text entry boxes where some suggestions were shown
after you typed a first character - see recent thread "Mimic
browser prior-value suggestions for text input" for ideas offered
by a couple of people.
Although this was fairly specific to name-fields starting
with a given letter sequence, I guess you could quite easily change
the logic to offer some themed options.