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Formatting a text box for a Date

Posted on 2001-08-14
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i have a text box on a form where i would like users to enter in a date. ie.  08/14/2001. I would like to have the "/" already in the text boxes so users would only have to enter in the numbers. Any suggestions?
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use the Microsoft masked edit control. set the inputmask to ##/##/####.
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by:wsh2
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masked edit control (as stated by Otana)

or

calendar control

or

Use three Textbox's

and/or

trap the Textbox's keydown event.. testing for only numeric entry.. along with a test for the length of the entered text.. so that you can then dynamically add the slashes where they belong.
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thanks guys. exactly what i was looking for
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by:Maxim10553
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hey, one more thing. what about a price format. any suggestions on that? guessing the input mask has to be dynamic in nature. ie $10.10, $1000.10, $ 10000.10
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by:wsh2
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Tip.. Dollar signs only make your data harder to read.. cluttering your presentation. If a field is dollar.. place the dollar symbol in a Label caption next to your text box.
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thanks, threw some points up for you. will try what you said
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