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Get rid of Time in textbox bound to access

Posted on 2006-04-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-23
Hey everyone,

I have a form with a few textboxes that have databindings to an access database. My problem is that the date fields are filling in with the time as well as the date .I want to get rid of the time ...where always comes up 12:00:00 AM . I just want a Date in the format MM/dd/yyyy , i changed the format of the field in access to be short date but i still get the time.

Question by:csakg6s0
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I think you need to use DataBindings properti'es Format method.  I don't have DB engine to test here at home but can do tomorrow at work

Out of my head just guess try

        Me.TextBox1.DataBindings.Item(0).FormatString = "mm/dd/yyyy"

in form load must be after you set the databindings for the textbox.  If it dopesn't work and nobody else comes with a solution post a comment tomorrow and I will have a go

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gbzhhu earned 2000 total points
ID: 16501775
I could change the textbox text from a button click using

            Me.TextBox1.Text = Format(Me.TextBox1.Text, "mm/dd/yyyy")

But that cannot be done in the textbox's TextChange event.  events will be recursively raised

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ID: 16504998
Hello csakg6s0,
         As you are displaying the text in the textbox. You are getting it from the Db whatever it is and then assigning it to the textbox. before assigning the value to the textbox. COnvert the date explicitely to shortdatestring.


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