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Hello
how can a create fiekd in the form that will accept only data in specified format eg i would like to create field that will accept phone number in xxx-xxx-xxxx format

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shri
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by:rkot2000
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you should use masked control from microsoft.
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by:shrihalbe
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can you just explore that how can i used that one
i am really new in this feild.

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shri
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rkot2000 earned 120 total points
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to add a control
menu : project-components -microsoft masked edit control.
drop a control on a form and press f1 for help. this is very simple control to use.


to clear masked control you should use this :

Public Sub ClearMaskEdBox(oMaskEdBox As MaskEdBox)
     Dim sTemp As String
     With oMaskEdBox
          sTemp = .Mask
          .Mask = ""
          .Text = ""
          .Mask = sTemp
     End With
End Sub

'Sample Call:
Private Sub cmdClear_Click()
     ClearMaskEdBox MaskEdBox1
     MaskEdBox1.SetFocus
End Sub
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by:aikimark
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please be aware that you might want to explore third-party controls or add code to your masked edit control.  if the user presses the "-" character, they will not be repositioned to the start of the next series of SSN digits.
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by:KarcOrigin
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Its simple,

You can use Mask edit control from microsoft.

Menu : Project- Components - Microsoft masked edit control

Add this code in Form Load -

Private Sub Form_Load()
    With MaskEdBox1
        .MaxLength = 12
        .Mask = "###-###-####"
    End With
End Sub


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thanks,
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