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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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In the propeties of your textbox,look in the dataformat. Pick date and you have several possibilities of date formats.
Éric MoreauSenior .Net Consultant
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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.
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing Engineer
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DateTimePicker is generally to prefer

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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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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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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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Thanks Again Emoreau!

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