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guest48180

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[SOLVED] TDBGrid OnFieldEditMask
« on: August 26, 2019, 08:18:50 pm »
I've searched high and low for info on this and haven't found anything useful. And I may be barking up the wrong tree anyway.

I want to be able to format Grid cells for entries like phone numbers, something will add the dashes to them: 000-111-2222. I realize using an Edit box wld be the easiest way out on this, but the client wants to use the grid for inputting info.

Like I said: I may be barking up the wrong tree with this OnFieldEditMask. But I don't see anything else that resembles masking an entry besides this. And the lack of information (even with Delphi) pretty much means this isn't widely used at all. Even a search here for that resulted in 6 (maybe 7) posts, none of which amounted to anything.


nouzi

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Re: TDBGrid OnFieldEditMask
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 09:01:12 pm »
You can use dbgrid and  editmask or  edit or combo box
See this
https://www.thoughtco.com/place-a-checkbox-into-dbgrid-4077440
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guest48180

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Re: TDBGrid OnFieldEditMask
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 09:32:46 pm »
Thanks, nouzi.

I've seen that site before. And while that's a good example of how to add checkboxes and comboboxes and the like to a grid, it doesn't help me very much in masking the entry.

I'm working on catching that field before it gets written to the db, then, through some hocus-pocus (and a little data manipulation), I think I can add the dashes to phone numbers and then send it on to the db. But that's what I want to avoid. If OnFieldEditMask turns out to be what I think it is, then I just need insight on how to use it.

I'm in a holding pattern right now, though. Thanks again for the suggestion.