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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

Introduction

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.

Description

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
    • UPPERCASE
    • TitleCase
    • tOGGLEcASE

License

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

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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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