Calendar Control 10...setting a default value

Posted on 2005-03-25
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Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Can the calendar control be set so that by default it displays the current date? I put one into a form I'm working on and everytime I open it it highlights 3/23/05 (the creation date). I cant use a hard value because I want it to display the current date as a default. It is being used to select a day to pull a report from and the most common is current day. I tried putting date() in value property...no go oon that. Did not see a default value area or anything. Please help!!! Thanks!
Question by:dbase118
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Expert Comment

ID: 13630281
You could programmatically set it in the form's Open event (or better yet, ditch the Calendar control completely and write your own :-)
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Expert Comment

by:Steve Bink
ID: 13630308
On my form, I did it like this:

Me.Calendar4.Value = "4/1/1985"

You can set the value, for example, in the form's OnLoad event:

Private Sub Form_Load()

Me.MyCalendarControl.Value = "4/1/1985"

End Sub

Additionally, look in the object browser for the different methods associated with the control.  There are methods to increment the day, month, or year, or even set the control to today's date.
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Author Comment

ID: 13630311
"You could programmatically set it in the form's Open event (or better yet, ditch the Calendar control completely and write your own :-)"----Im afraid I am programmatically challenged.

I actually did try setting it OnOpen but he problem with setting the value is that once it was written into the Value property, I could not change by clicking a new date.

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by:Mike Eghtebas
Mike Eghtebas earned 500 total points
ID: 13630322
CalendarControlName = Date()

in form's Open event as stated above.
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Accepted Solution

Steve Bink earned 500 total points
ID: 13630412
Try this:

1) Create a new form.  Place a calendar control (called MyCalendar) and a command button (called MyButton) on the form.
2) For the button, right click, and select "Build Event.."  When you get to the code window, make sure you are editing the OnClick event.
3) Make the event look exactly like what is shown below:

Private Sub MyButton_Click()   '<--- If you named your button differently, this line should reflect YOUR button's name
Me.MyCalendar.Value = "4/1/1985"
End Sub

4) Run the form.  Select a date on the calendar control.  Click the button.  Select a date.  Click the button.  So on.  Understand?
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Author Comment

ID: 13630746
Thanks for the help....Gave you both points. In actuality...I had the right idea all along but before I could set the value in the On Open. I had to change the ValueIsNull property to yes or the OnOpen would not overwrite. So It was essentially
something like

Forms![EOD Report Log].Calendar2.Value=date

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