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How to Validate Time .....

Posted on 1999-07-09
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Last Modified: 2013-11-20
I have a string which depicts Time e.g. "11:23". Is there a smart way using some MFC function to validate whether the string represents a valid time. The proposed way should be able to validate the string for hours(0 to 23), minutes(0 to 59) and the time separator as defined in the Control Panel. (The Time separator can be read from the Control Panel using the function GetLocaleInfo).
Question by:rupak_khurana
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chensu earned 50 total points
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Check out COleDateTime::ParseDateTime and COleDateTime::GetStatus.

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Thanks for the answer. The proposed method does check whether the string is a valid time and returns a 0 or 1. But it doesnot tell which part of it has problems. e.g, hours>23, minutes>59, time separator missing. I have  written a routine which does all that stuff but i want a built in MFC method to do the same(if available). Any other way?
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No other built in methods.

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