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microsoft access 2010, event for change in text box date picker

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I need to execute code at the exact point a date is selected in a text box using the date picker. After Update only seems to fire after the cursor exits the text box, not when a date is selected.
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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
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Try the OnChange event instead of AfterUpdate  event

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And also ... refer to the .TEXT property of the text box - Example:

Private Sub txtYourDateBox_Change()

dim x
x = txtYourDateBox.Text


End Sub
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by:pabrann
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I thought that would work also but I tried the following and it does not change the text box named TD1 upon changing a date selected:

Private Sub txtStartDate_Change()
 
    Me.TD1 = txtStartDate


End Sub
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Private Sub txtStartDate_Change()
 
    Me.TD1 = txtStartDate.Text


End Sub
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@mx
I think the asker is close to winding up in the weeds.
The DatePicker is a fussy thing.
Even with OnChange you can be in the weeds with conditional formatting
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Database/MS_Access/Q_28218128.html

And the OnChange is problematic if some user starts typing in the box INSTEAD of using the DatePicker

@pabrann
You'll be a lot better off trying to get away from the operational requirement of "the exact point a date is selected in a text box" and moving to a "after a button right beside the textbox changed by the DatePicker is clicked."  Your present operational requirement is supremely difficult to execute flawlessly in all cases.

I'm just saying.  Have a look at the link

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by:DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)
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So far we are still in the grass Nick :-)

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@pabrann
Has this been resolved ?

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Yes it has, Sorry, but I thought I finalized it a number of days ago.  I'll review.
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Excellent suggestions. My application is running and my client is very happy with me. I did not take credit and told them where I got the solution.

THANK YOU!!
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