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Posted on 1998-06-09
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When I have a masked edit box in VB as ##/##/## (Date) and a short date format in my input mask in Access, I can't retrieve the data correctly from Access if the month contains a zero as the first digit (01/11/98) will be 11/19/8 in VB masked edit box. How do I correct it?
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Question by:paulca
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ID: 1462908
In Access
    Format : Short Date
    My Input Mask is blank

In Visual Basic (Masked Edit)
    Unbound data control
    Mask = "##/##/##"



Option Explicit

Private Sub Data1_Reposition()
    Dim sMask As String, sDate As String
   
    If IsNull(Data1.Recordset.MyDate) Then
        sMask = MaskEdBox1.Mask
        MaskEdBox1.Mask = ""
        MaskEdBox1.Text = ""
        MaskEdBox1.Mask = sMask
    Else
        sDate = Format$(Data1.Recordset.MyDate, "short date")
        If Len(sDate) = 10 Then 'chop the century
            sDate = Left$(sDate, 6) & Right$(sDate, 2)
        End If
        MaskEdBox1.Text = ReplaceChar(sDate, ".", "/")
    End If
End Sub

Private Function ReplaceChar(ByVal sInp As String, _
                             ByVal sChar As String, _
                             ByVal sRepl As String) As String
    Dim nPos As Integer
   
    nPos = InStr(sInp, sChar)
    While nPos > 0
        Mid$(sInp, nPos, 1) = sRepl
        nPos = InStr(sInp, sChar)
    Wend
    ReplaceChar = sInp
End Function


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by:swilt
ID: 1462909
I forgot to update the date

Private Sub Data1_Validate(Action As Integer, Save As Integer)
    If InStr(MaskEdBox1.Text, "_") = 0 Then
        Data1.Recordset.Edit
        Data1.Recordset!MyDate = MaskEdBox1.Text
        Data1.Recordset.Update
    Else
        MsgBox "Invalid Date"
    End If
End Sub

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by:swilt
ID: 1462910
A bit more validation - should allow empty date entry and not move on if the date is invalid

Private Sub Data1_Validate(Action As Integer, Save As Integer)
    If MaskEdBox1.Text = ReplaceChar(MaskEdBox1.Mask, "#", "_") Then
        Data1.Recordset.Edit
        Data1.Recordset!MyDate = Null
        Data1.Recordset.Update
    Else
        If InStr(MaskEdBox1.Text, "_") = 0 And IsDate(MaskEdBox1.Text) Then
            Data1.Recordset.Edit
            Data1.Recordset!MyDate = MaskEdBox1.Text
            Data1.Recordset.Update
        Else
            MsgBox "Invalid Date"
            Action = vbDataActionCancel
        End If
    End If
End Sub
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by:Celia
ID: 3294132
Hi Swilt,

I have two masked edit box in VB6 as ##/##/####(Short Date) and ##:##(Short Time).My only problem is that I can't display my 1st MsgBox.

Coding(Date) as as below:

Private Sub txtAdmdate_Validate(Cancel As Boolean)

If txtAdmdate.Text = ReplaceChar(txtAdmdate.Mask, "_") Then
    '1st Msgbox
    MsgBox "Blank date"
Else
    If InStr(txtAdmdate.Text, "_") = 0 And IsDate(txtAdmdate.Text) Then
    '2nd MsgBox
    MsgBox "Valid Date"
Else
    '3rd MsgBox
    MsgBox "Invalid Date"
End If

End Sub


Compile Error : Argument Not Optional.(ReplaceChar)

I appreciated a lot if you can help me.

With Thx,
Celia


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