How to verify why user input?

Is there any function to verify user input??

eg. User key in something in the edit box, after press a button, I want to check what user had type in, whether numeric numbers or characters.

What I need to do??
jason_nothingAsked:
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ZoppoCommented:
Hi jason_nothing,

you can do  i.e.:

- add a EN_CHANGE notification message handler for the edit control to the parent window's class,
there parse the string and modify if needed as you want it to be...
- derive your own class from CEdit and override a WM_CHAR message handler to filter out
keys which shouldn't be allowed.


ZOPPO
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jason_nothingAuthor Commented:
Hi ZOPPO,

I don't quite get what you mean, can you give an example in more details?? thanks
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GloriousRainCommented:
Using isdigit(int c). isdigit returns a non-zero value if c is a decimal digit (0 ? 9).
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jason_nothingAuthor Commented:
GloriosRain,
 
Can you show me more details on how to use the isdigit()??
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migelCommented:
hi!
look at www.codeguru.com editcontrol section for mask edit articles
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jason_nothingAuthor Commented:
It don't have any single function in MFC that can do this ?

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alortizCommented:
Easy solution:

You need to create an event handler to do that checking.

If you are using the classwizard, create and map a member variable to the edit control, then select the event you want to catch (ie onclick for the button), and create a new functin for it. that fucntion will be evaluated whenever the even happens, from there you can check the data typed in the text box (by using the edit control propperties), etc.
However, if this functionality will be frecuently desired, you should derive a class from CEdit, to do pretty much the same as above, but using only the Edit control events

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GloriousRainCommented:
e.g of isdigit(int c)
...
CString strTest("a123");
for (int i = 0; i < strTest.GetLength(); i++)
   if (isdigit(strTest[i]))
   {
      CString s;
      s.Format("%c", strTest[i]);
      AfxMessageBox(s);
   }
...
you can use isalpha(int c) to check character.
isalpha returns a non-zero value if c is within the ranges A ? Z or a ? z.
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GloriousRainCommented:
Hi jason_nothing,
Try this class, it's inherit from CEdit. It will checks character input with specific filter whenever user press a key in editbox. I have an example at bottom.

//MyEditCtrl.cpp
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CMyEditCtrl

// bFilter = TRUE will filter out all chars in strFilter
// bFilter = FALSE will allow only those chars in strFilter
CMyEditCtrl::CMyEditCtrl(CString strFilter, BOOL bFilter)
     : m_bFilter(bFilter), m_strFilter(strFilter)
{
}

CMyEditCtrl::~CMyEditCtrl()
{
}

BEGIN_MESSAGE_MAP(CMyEditCtrl, CEdit)
     //{{AFX_MSG_MAP(CMyEditCtrl)
     ON_WM_CHAR()
     //}}AFX_MSG_MAP
END_MESSAGE_MAP()

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// CMyEditCtrl message handlers

void CMyEditCtrl::OnChar(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags)
{
     if (nChar > 32 && nChar < 127)
     {
          if ((m_bFilter && m_strFilter.Find(nChar) != -1) ||
             (!m_bFilter && m_strFilter.Find(nChar) == -1))
          {
               MessageBeep(0xFFFFFFFF);
               return;
          }
     }
     CEdit::OnChar(nChar, nRepCnt, nFlags);
}

//MyEditCtrl.h
class CMyEditCtrl : public CEdit
{
// Construction
public:
     CMyEditCtrl(CString strFilter, BOOL bFilter=FALSE);

// Attributes
private:
     CString m_strFilter;
     BOOL     m_bFilter;

// Operations
public:
     const CString&     GetFilterString() const;
               void     SetFilterString(const CString &strFilter);
               BOOL     GetFilter() const;
               void     SetFilter(BOOL bFilter);

// Overrides
     // ClassWizard generated virtual function overrides
     //{{AFX_VIRTUAL(CNtlEditCtrl)
     //}}AFX_VIRTUAL

// Implementation
public:
     virtual ~CMyEditCtrl();

     // Generated message map functions
protected:
     //{{AFX_MSG(CMyEditCtrl)
     afx_msg void OnChar(UINT nChar, UINT nRepCnt, UINT nFlags);
     //}}AFX_MSG

     DECLARE_MESSAGE_MAP()
};

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

inline const CString& CMyEditCtrl::GetFilterString() const
{
     return m_strFilter;
}

inline void CMyEditCtrl::SetFilterString(const CString &strFilter)
{
     m_strFilter = strFilter;
}

inline BOOL CMyEditCtrl::GetFilter() const
{
     return m_bFilter;
}

inline void CMyEditCtrl::SetFilter(BOOL bFilter)
{
     m_bFilter = bFilter;
}

Here is example of above class:
CMyEditCtrl m_eIPAddress(_T("1234567890."));
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jason_nothingAuthor Commented:
I think GloriousRain's answer was excellent!! very clear and details, so I have to reject your answer. Anyway, thanks for the comment.
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jason_nothingAuthor Commented:
Hi GloriousRain,

    U are excellent, I can't did it without your help...thanks a lot!!
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