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I have a textbox that I want a date to be entered into.  How do I get the textbox to do the date mask "__/__/__"?

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Question by:tdove
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by:Catouch
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In the propeties of your textbox,look in the dataformat. Pick date and you have several possibilities of date formats.
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by:Éric Moreau
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The DataFormat properties works if your control is bound.

You have at least 2 easy solutions:
1- Use the Date Time Picker control than comes with VB6 and allow to display a calendar and only accept valid date without any code.

2- Use the Mask Edit Control with the Mask property set to ##/##/##. You will have to ensure yourself that the date inputted by the user is valid.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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DateTimePicker is generally to prefer
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by:damienm
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I use 3 text boxes and 2 labels with "/", when length of text1 = 2 then text2 set focus, when lenght of text2 = 2 then text3 setfocus etc.  It works the same as having 1 text box.

textbox1  "/"  textbox2  "/"  textbox3
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by:dreamvb
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here is something I uses before you will have to edit it a little bit it the only thing I can think of with out Useing other Controls

'Place into textBox On_Change Event

Private Sub Text1_Change()
 Select Case Len(Text1)
  Case 2
  Text1.SelText = "/"
 Case 4
   Text1.SelText = "/"
  End Select
 
End Sub

'Just Enter something like 14/2/88
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by:tdove
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emoreau-

On the datepicker how does that affect mcn.execute INSERT INTO Employees(empName) VALUE (Text3.Text)?  Is the DT picker stilled considered text3.text...
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Éric Moreau earned 75 total points
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You have a value property that return the selected date in a date format.

You can then use it in select queries like this:
mcn.execute "INSERT INTO Employees(empName, empBirthDate) VALUES ('" & txtName.Text & "', '" & format(dtpicker1.value, "yyyy/mm/dd") &"')"  
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Thanks Again Emoreau!

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