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how to force datepicker to show date only, not time

Posted on 2016-11-02
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Hi All,
I'm sure this has been answered before, but hopefully quick.
how to force datepicker to show date only, not time. I have set the format to 'short date' (and it displays so) but when the textbox gets focus the full timestamp is displayed
thanks
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is the control source field of the textbox set to "Short Date" too?

open table in design view and set the Format property of the field to Short Date
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its not bound
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by:Rey Obrero
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there could be some code that is interacting with your control.
setting the format to Short Date and Show Date Picker to For Dates should work

do a compact and repair.

add another textbox and set the property as mentioned above
-if that works, delete the textbox that shows date and time
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by:COACHMAN99
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thanks Rey.
there is no code that is interfering, and c&R will not help (although I have done this for other reasons).
Whenever I add an unbound textbox and set the format (short date) the box always displays the full timestamp when it gets the focus.
This behavior has been around for a long time.
I only want to see the date part on getfocus
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by:Rey Obrero
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then, there is something wrong with your Office application
I just tried on A2007,A2020, A2015 and A2016 and they all give me correct results.

try creating a new form the add a textbox and test.
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by:COACHMAN99
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nothing wrong with Office - this problem occurs on all machines (2010-2016). (and has done so with Access for many years) .
I add an unbound textbox
set the format to short date
when it gets focus there is a full timestamp displayed.
when a date is selected, and focus is lost, only the date is displayed as required.
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by:Rey Obrero
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<when it gets focus there is a full timestamp displayed.>

is there an entry in the Default Value property like =Now()
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by:COACHMAN99
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yes. you are quite right. I used Now() instead of Date()
thanks
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can you closed this thread now.
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