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    Resolved [RESOLVED] How do I validate a date that has been inputted to make sure it's in the correct form

    Hi,
    I have a bit of code which assigns a user input to a variable of data type string; this is done simply by using an Input Box. I need to validate the input so that firstly, it only accepts dates, and secondly so that it is in the form dd/MMM/yyyy. What's the best way of doing this? Can I somehow get a DateTimePicker in an input box without creating a new form?
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    Re: How do I validate a date that has been inputted to make sure it's in the correct

    No, you cannot get a DTP into an input box unless you create your own form... which relly isn't all that difficult.

    but at any rate, use DateTime.ParseExact to determine if the date entered is in the correct format.


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    Re: How do I validate a date that has been inputted to make sure it's in the correct

    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    No, you cannot get a DTP into an input box unless you create your own form... which relly isn't all that difficult.

    but at any rate, use DateTime.ParseExact to determine if the date entered is in the correct format.


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    Can you give me an example?

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    Re: How do I validate a date that has been inputted to make sure it's in the correct

    no. because there is a perfectly good one at the link i provided.

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    Re: How do I validate a date that has been inputted to make sure it's in the correct

    Quote Originally Posted by techgnome View Post
    no. because there is a perfectly good one at the link i provided.

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    Ahh didn't realize there was a link

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