Implementing a masked edit text box in C#

Posted on 2006-06-05
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Is there a way to implement a masked edit text box in C#?

Specifically, I want to place a text box on a form that only accepts input in a time format (ie:  10:11:02); so that the first character has to be a digit between 0 and 9, the second has to be a character between 0 and 9, the third has to be a : character, etc.

Thanks in advance,
Question by:tmitchell68
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mrichmon earned 1050 total points
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You can use javascript or some other scripting to auto format as keys are pressed and remove non-allowed characters.

For example Turbo Tax and H&R Block tax programs use this - especially on the web versions

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There are a ton of links if you search on google.

This one seems to fit your bill:


Let me know if this is what you need else I'll hunt some more,

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