DTPicker atlernative

Posted on 2001-08-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Dear All,

I was using DTPicker control to get the user to enter a waiting period time (say 1:15:30, which is translate to 1 hour 15 minutes and 30 seconds). My dilemma started when I changed PC. I was using VB6 with SP5 (upgraded from SP4) on the old computer to VB6 with directly SP5 on the new computer (without an upgrade from SP4). The DTPicker control was behaving as I wanted to on the old PC, however with the new PC the default 00:00:00 is turned automatically into 12:00:00, which is annoying for the user eventhough it still means the same (?).

My question is there any remedy for this problem and/or any alternative control that can accept time as input?

Thank you for your help in advance.
Question by:khaledc
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Expert Comment

ID: 6367139
why don't you use a masked textbox? give it mask 00:00:00, and let the user just enter the values.

Expert Comment

ID: 6367689
check your time settings in the control panel. Is there any difference between the two PCs?

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ID: 6367706
check your time settings in the control panel. Is there any difference between the two PCs?
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Expert Comment

ID: 6367708
check your time settings in the control panel. Is there any difference between the two PCs?

Author Comment

ID: 6367793

Can you elaborate a bit more?

I don't think this is the problem!

Cheers all.
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Otana earned 50 total points
ID: 6367866
Insert the Microsoft Masked Edit Control in your project.
It's possible you have to have Service Pack 3, I'm not sure.

Set the mask property to:


the user can then only enter six numbers in three groups of 2, split by ":"

You may want to change the PromptChar property to a space instead of _

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