A masked edit control

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I got this masked edit control code from someone (I can't remember whom it was). If anyone wishes to lay claim to the original they are more than welcome. I have found this quite useful. So I can't lay claim to doing all or even most of this. However I have enhanced the code to deal with times as well as dates.

I have also added validation of the keystrokes so that invalid times i.e. > 23:59 are not allowed. (I have limited the time validation to minutes. It would be no great effort to add in the seconds. Validation for dates is a little more difficult. Validation is limited to months < 13 and days < 32.

i.e you can put in 31/02/1998 for example.

Ok how to make it work. There are three classes

  • CMaskEdit
  • CDateEdit
  • CTimeEdit

Include the two files MASKED.CPP and MASKED.H in your project. Also include <afxdao.h> for the COleDateTime features if you already haven't. Modify the include line that says #include "myproj" to point to your project. Create a CEdit control and declare a control variable in your dialog then modify the CEdit declaration in the class header to say either CDateEdit or CTimeEdit

CDateEdit:

Pass your time to CDateEdit with

	CDateEdit myeditctrl;
	myeditctrl.SetDate(COleDateTime var);

and get the edited result back with

	COleDateTime var = myeditctrl.GetDate();

CTimeEdit:

Pass your time to CTimeEdit with

	CTimeEdit myeditctrl;
	myeditctrl.SetTime(COleDateTime var);

and get the edited result back with

	COleDateTime var = myeditctrl.GetTime();

and there you have it.

Please feel free to modify any modifications I have made. These are stated with //added this

Last updated: 15 May 1998