Does anyone know why DateFormatter.parseDateString() is
protected? There's no easy way to parse a Date in a format other
than UTC? Flex definitely needs improvement in the area of dealing
with dates. The DateValidator doesn't even handle the time part of
a date. There should be a UI component for prompting for time
values as well. Furthermore, there should be a converter interface
for doing conversions in binding.
being protected is very good, why would you wanted it to be
FYI there is static methods stringToDate() and DateToString()
in DateField class using them for yuor enjoyment to parse date
strings in other than UTC.