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national and international phone number input mask

Posted on 2006-06-28
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I've got a situation where I need to be able to switch back and forth on a form control between a national and an international input mask for phone numbers. I'm not sure how to approach it. I remember reading an article about doing just this but can't for the life of me remember the source or the approach.
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by:rockiroads
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Is it something like this

!\(999") "000\-0000;0;_


If u want international, u put in the prefix for that in front of it
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by:eliwil
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how would you go about changing the input mask? what would you use as a trigger? how would you present the choice to the user? looking for ideas?

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by:eliwil
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make that, I'm looking for ideas.
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by:eliwil
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Just did a search and came up with the following:

Title: Turn off input mask via coding

I think this will do the trick for me.

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rockiroads earned 500 total points
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How to do in code,

I think u found something,

But here is one way to set the input mask

Using the mask Ive supplied, since it contains double quotes we have to include them another way

e.g.

    txtPhoneNo.InputMask = "!\(999" & Chr$(34) & ") " & Chr$(34) & "000\-0000;0;_"


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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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eliwil,

Got this from somewhere... don't remember... hope it helps!
:)

If/Then/Else/End If, InputMask, Or, Value
You need a variable Input Mask for telephone numbers. If the client is from Canada or USA, the Input Mask would force "(514) 257-0734" but if the client is from Europe, you don't want any input mask". In the Event "Get Focus" of the telephone number text box, You will write this code:
    If countryField.Value = "Canada" or countryField.Value = "USA" Then
        telephoneNumberField.InputMask = "!\(999) 000-0000;0;_"
    Else
        telephoneNumberField.InputMask = ""
    End If


Bsically you change the mask based on the country.
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