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Avoid typing in Datepicker text

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Hi All,
Advance thanks.
I am using Datepicker control in UI. Would need to restrict user only to select the date from the dropdown calender. Now when the user types in any characters in the text, it get stayed and i don't know how to clean the text. Is there any way to restrict the user not to type in anything in the text area.

Kind regards,
Pooja
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 1000 total points
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Cancel the key in the KeyPress event. Maybe add a beep so that the user as some feedback.

Private Sub DateTimePicker1_KeyPress(sender As Object, e As System.Windows.Forms.KeyPressEventArgs) Handles DateTimePicker1.KeyPress
   e.Handled = True
   Microsoft.VisualBasic.Beep()
End Sub

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Excellent.
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by:poojasureshkumar
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Hi James,
It is working fine  for first time. I mean, it is disallowing the user not to type in anything in the  text first. But allow them to enter text after the date is picked from the calendar.

Kind regards,
Pooja
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You added something somewhere.

Attached is a simple form that shows the concept, and they cannot type in even after making a selection. Form1.zip
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by:poojasureshkumar
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Hi James,
Am using SL4. This is my code

   Private Sub DateTimePicker_KeyPress(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As KeyEventArgs)
        If Not e.PlatformKeyCode = 9 Then e.Handled = True
    End Sub

Kind regards,
Pooja

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The code would be the same.

If the keypress cancels everything except a tabulation (that is what the 9 stands for, isn't it?) before selecting a date, it should continue to do the same after.

If you put a breakpoint in the KeyPress, is it still hit after the selection?

If so, there is no reason why the code would not still work.

If not, then something broke the link between the event and the event procedure. I am sorry, but I do not know how the procedure is linked to the event in Silverlight.
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