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Is TextBox and MaskEdBox are same functionality

Posted on 2001-07-11
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Is there any problem if i use MaskEdBox control instead of TextBox control for normal data entry i.e. Name, Address etc.


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I gave up using MaskedEdit as it had some bugs if you where rapidly changing focus from one control to another.  The text box did not have this problem.  But this was back in 96 so it may have been fixed now.




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Textbox is better, if you are using for normal entry, since, MaskEdBox, has some additional functions, validation, formatting etc. causing the memory to load more.  Also, you add one more ocx, to your project, when you use MaskEdBox.

To me, MaskEdBox, is not so easy, unless you manage well with the properties. Textbox is easier to handle.

And for dates, you could use DTPicker control, which is very good too.

Hope This Helps You.
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by:pak_slm
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if i want to input information i,e, 294-88-110172 then which control is suitable.
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by:Valliappan AN
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You could use the MaskEdBox for that purpose. Or use the text box with some coding. Have a look at this:

http://www.vb-helper.com/howtobeg.htm
(Validate phone numbers, zip codes, and Canadian postal codes) - using text box

Hope this helps.
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