Input Mask

  • 19 years ago

    Is there a way to create an input mask for alpha numeric values in VB to be displayed on an Access form?
    I cannot use the input mask function iin Access cos it does not support  multiple lengths and characters.
    Also is there a way to create an auto (TAB) function in VB /Access?

  • 19 years ago

    Well if you're working in VB, you have to do it manually.  Set the Text to what you want the input mask to be, and then use KeyDown Functions to control what goes in and what is displayed.  Here are properties that you will need:  .SelStart and .SelLength.  I have not created a custom input mask, mostly because I don't feel like bothering myself with it.  =]  As for the auto TAB, just use the Text_Change() Sub and if the length of the field is the length you want it, do SendKeys({TAB}).  Or even better, when the length is what you want, just set focus to the next field.  i.e. Text2.SetFocus.  Good Luck.

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