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TextInput change event doesnt fire when changing text programmatically

TextInput change event doesnt fire when changing text programmatically

TextInput change event doesnt fire when changing text programmatically

I'm still fairly new to Flex and event handling so hoping someone has come across a solution for this.

I have a following Flex 3 textinput


<mx:TextInput id="myName"  text="" change="stateChanged(event)" />

Which works fine when a user makes a change stateChanged event fires and is captured (i do some validation in there as the user types).

However myName.Text can also be updated via Code


myName.text = "something";

This doesnt fire the event I want to fire, is there a way to capture text changes that the application is doing as well as user edits?

Any assitance appreciated, I check the other events on the textinput, textarea and am open to using another control is it supports what i need.


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