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A Formatted Text Box

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22 Nov 2005CPOL
A formatted textbox control for VB.

Sample Image - formatedTextBox.jpg


I designed a text box control while I worked in Visual Basic 6.0. I found it very useful as it uses a very good validation logic. Developers can specify the criteria of validation and the text box will follow the criteria.


It has all the properties as a standard text box. It has some additional properties. They are as follows...

  • AllowedChar: This property will force the validation logic to allow the characters specified here.
  • IlligalChar: This property will force the validation logic not to allow the characters specified here. IlligalChar has more precedence than AllowedChar.
  • Format: User can specify a pre-defined format for the text box. The available choices are as follows..
    • fmtText: Any text is allowed.
    • fmtAlphabetic: Only alphabets are allowed.
    • fmtAlphaNumeric: Only alphabets and numeric characters are allowed.
    • fmtUnsignedNumeric: Only unsigned numbers are allowed.
    • fmtSignedNumeric: Only signed numbers are allowed.
    • fmtUnsignedFloat: Only unsigned float is allowed.
    • fmtSignedFloat: Only signed float is allowed.
  • TextCase: User can specify the text case. The options are as follows:
    • Normal
    • Sentence
    • lowercase
    • TitleCase
    • tOGGLEcASE


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

H. S. Masud
Software Developer (Senior) KAZ Software Limited
Bangladesh Bangladesh
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Comments and Discussions

QuestionNice. Maybe try do add Date(Time) mask ? Pin
marcin.rawicki30-Nov-05 22:05
Membermarcin.rawicki30-Nov-05 22:05 

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