AS3 - Check to see if a string is true /false

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When receiving data that contains booleans from JSON, MXML and perhaps even XML, Flash thinks the boolean is a string. If you check to see if the boolean is true, it will always be true unless the value you are checking is null or blank. I created a function that checks to see if a string is true/false.

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  1. //Recieves a string, checks to see if it is true/false, passes boolean back
  2. function checkBoolean(val:String):Boolean {
  3. if (val.toLowerCase() == "true") {
  4. return true;
  5. } else {
  6. return false;
  7. }
  8. }

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