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Allow user to type in a date in DateField

Last Modified: 2008-02-01
How can I setup a DateField component to allow the user to type in a date, or use the date picker by clicking on the icon in the DateField component?  Basically, I want to change the behavior so that the user can type the date in the textfield as opposed to being forced to use the calendar.  Any ideas?  

The only example that I was able to find on Google was for Flex.  Can anyone translate this Flex implementation to ActionScript 2.0?

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