CompareValidator and Todays Date

Posted on 2004-04-12
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi Experts:
I am trying to compare a textbox field to todays date so that the user can not enter something less than today.

Dim static strToday as String = CStr(Today)

<asp:CompareValidator Runat=server ID= CompareValidator1 ErrorMessage="Date must be AFTER Today" ControlToValidate = "txtStartDate" ValueToCompare="strToday" Type=Date></asp:CompareValidator>

This gives error:
The value 'strToday' of the ValueToCompare property of 'CompareValidator1' cannot be converted to type 'Date'.

I am fairly sure it is because strToday = #4/12/2004# and the # need to be stripped off.  Do I need to create a function to strip this off?  There must be an easier way.
Question by:dwcorwith
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Expert Comment

ID: 10806200
you might try:

Dim static strToday as String = Date.Today.ToShortDateString


Accepted Solution

dante469 earned 800 total points
ID: 10807663
ValueToCompare= refs to a constant not a variable.....

Please try this....

.aspx page---->

<asp:CompareValidator Runat=server ID="CompareValidator1" ErrorMessage="Date must be AFTER Today" ControlToValidate = "txtStartDate" ValueToCompare="1/1/1980" Type=Date></asp:CompareValidator>

codebehind on load--->

CampareValidator1.ValueToCompare = today

Have Fun,

Author Comment

ID: 10808264
After respelling CompareValidator1 it works great!  

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