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i want to create a custom textbox control which only takes integer as input. please show step by step how to create such type of custom control.
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by:iandian
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It might be easier to use a textbox together with a validator control.
Not sure whether you can actually use this, or really need the customized control, but it can't hurt to inform you.
<asp:TextBox ID="textThatShouldBeNumeric" runat="server" Width="250px" />
<asp:RegularExpressionValidator ID="validator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="textThatShouldBeNumeric" ValidationExpression="-?\d*" ErrorMessage="This should be a whole number" Display="Dynamic" />

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by:dynamicweb09
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i want actually custom control so that it might be used in different application.
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by:kovilpattiBalu
ID: 34135109
hi,
this will be the format of the class..

1.      Create a new class inherit from "TextBox".

      public class DateTextBox : TextBox
      {      

      }

2.      In "OnInit" method..
      2.1.      set the height, width and all

            this.MaxLength = 10;
            this.Width =100;
            this.Height=20;

      2.1.      Decalre intValidator = new RegularExpressionValidator();
            
      2.2.      Give the validation here..

            dateValidator.ID = "dateValidator_"+this.ClientID;
            dateValidator.EnableViewState = false;
            dateValidator.ControlToValidate = this.ID;
            dateValidator.ValidationExpression = "^\\s*(\\d{1,2})([-./])(\\d{1,2})\\2" +
                  "((\\d{4})|(\\d{2}))\\s*$";
            dateValidator.Display = ValidatorDisplay.Static;      

      2.3.      Add the control
            
            Controls.Add(ranValidator);
            Controls.Add(dateValidator);
            
      code will be like this.. change the validation expression as per your requirements..

      public class DateTextBox : TextBox
      {            
            public string InvalidMessage;
            private RegularExpressionValidator dateValidator;
            private RangeValidator ranValidator;

            public string ClientScript="true";

            protected override void OnInit(EventArgs e)
            {
                  dateValidator = new RegularExpressionValidator();
                  ranValidator= new RangeValidator();
                  
                  this.MaxLength = 10;
                  this.Width =100;
                  this.Height=20;
                  
                  

                  dateValidator.ID = "dateValidator_"+this.ClientID;
                  dateValidator.EnableViewState = false;
                  dateValidator.ControlToValidate = this.ID;
                  dateValidator.ValidationExpression = "^\\s*(\\d{1,2})([-./])(\\d{1,2})\\2" +
                        "((\\d{4})|(\\d{2}))\\s*$";
                  dateValidator.Display = ValidatorDisplay.Static;
                  
                  Controls.Add(ranValidator);
                  Controls.Add(dateValidator);
            }
            
            // If needed add this..
            protected override void OnPreRender(EventArgs e)
            {
                  // Jscript to Add "/" after month and date entered and to validate numeric values
                  Attributes.Add("onkeypress","mydate(this);");
                  
                  Page.RegisterClientScriptBlock("mydate", script);                  
                  base.OnPreRender(e);
            }
            
            protected override void Render(HtmlTextWriter w)
            {
                  base.Render(w);                  
                  ranValidator.RenderControl(w);
                  dateValidator.RenderControl(w);                  
            }
      }
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by:dynamicweb09
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how will we the control to our .aspx page.I have added the control to the toolbox and drag and drop the control into our page .but showing error "control to validate cant not be blank".
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kovilpattiBalu earned 250 total points
ID: 34142484
hi,

Step 1:
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Register the class in the .aspx page

ie: <%@ Register TagPrefix="dval" Namespace="WebControls" Assembly="sampleProject" %>

1.      Namespace="WebControls"       -> is the folder name which your class exists
2.      Assembly="sampleProject"      -> is the Project Name

Step 2:
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Than create a tag in .aspx page..
ie:

<td>
    <dval:DateVal runat="server" id="dval"></dval:DateVal>
</td>
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