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Hello experts:

I'm working with a masked edit box and I'm getting stumped on what should be something simple.

I have a masked edit box with the mask set to (###)###-####

This is used to capture a phone number.  However, if I'm navigating through records, I can't figure a way to clear out the phone field because it won't accept blanks.

Would someone offer some assistance on how to clear out this field?

Thanks
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CLEAR A MASKED EDIT BOX
To blank out the text in a masked edit box, make sure the string you assign uses underscores
matching the mask. It's difficult to maintain code when you have to change a mask; you have
to find all the locations where you cleared the masked edit control in your code. To fix this problem,
simply get rid of the mask, clear the contents, then restore the mask. Use this subroutine to clear
the text of any masked edit box; just pass in the control:

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:escheider
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I knew it had to be simple..thanks for the quick response..works like a champ
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by:capu_pibe
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There is anohter way
If your mask property in the masked edit is like this
"#####", in the code to clean this masked edit box you have to use
     maskededit.text = "_____"
This, if the promptchar property is "_"

so the only thing that you have to do is to replace the text with the "empty mask" with only prompt chars.

For example

    Maskededitbox.mask = "(###)-##-##-##-##"
    Maskededitbox.promptchar = "_"
to clean the maskededit box you only have to put this code
   maskededitbox.text = "(___)-__-__-__-__"
and the maskededitbox will be cleaned
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