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i need to enter a time in 24 hour format into a textbox.  im using the masked edit contol with a format of ##:##

im getting an error with an entry of 44:44 for obvious reasons

is there a function for vb6 that can limit the input to valid time ranges?

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by:HooKooDooKu
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There is an IsDate function that you could use (because Time is considered a part of Date).  

But the way you would use it is once the user inputs the data, you would test the text to see if it passes for a valid date/time string and display a message box if it doesn't.

Otherwise, you have to apply your own logic in something like the textbox's KeyPress event.
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by:Martin Liss
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Another option would be to supply a combobox with acceptable times or one combobox with hours and another with minutes connected by a label whose caption is a colon.
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Dave Hayzen earned 2000 total points
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Another option is to use a MaskEdBox.

Set mask to ##:##.

Then validate the values after input...

e.g.

Public Function IsTime(ByVal t As String) As Boolean
On Error Resume Next
'Is t a valid time ???

'Correct Length ??
If Len(t) <> 4 Then Exit Function

'HHnn numeric ??
If IsNumeric(t) = False Then Exit Function

'Check minute value
If Val(Right(t, 2)) < 0 Or Val(Right(t, 2)) > 59 Then Exit Function

'Check hour value
If Val(Left(t, 2)) < 0 Or Val(Left(t, 2)) > 23 Then Exit Function

IsTime = True
End Function
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by:rmardis
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works like a charm, Thank you!
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