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Date Binding Problem

Hi,

Here's the question:  

I have a textbox and two numericUpDown's on my form.  The are all bound to one date field in my database, each with different formatting.  ie.  The textbox shows the date as "dd/MM/yyyy", numericUpDown1 as "HH" and NumericUpDown2 as "mm".

So I have the date displayed, the hour and the minutes displayed.  This works fine and the correct values do get displayed.  However, when I change the hour value or minute value in the numericUpDown controls and then click on another control the NumericUpDown's 'flick' back to there original values.

I think this is because I have to use the binding's parse event to parse the numericUpDown's value into the correct date format.  If i'm correct in this assumption how would I go about doing this?

I have already added code to the bindings Format events, just a bit unsure what I need to do on the Parse events.
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ElrondCTCommented:
I'm not sure how to answer the exact question you're asking, but I can suggest an alternative way to get more or less the same results. You're binding three controls to the same database field, which raises potential problems of the different controls fighting with each other. I don't know how .NET is designed to handle such conflicts. It might be less confusing to use a single control for all of it.

If you use a DateTimePicker with the ShowUpDown property set to True, Format to Custom, and CustomFormat to "dd/MM/yyyy HH:mm", you'll get the numeric up/down built into the control for all the items within the control, and no need to do your own parsing.
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