Subject Re: [ib-support] Extract & SP
Author Woody
From: "Helen Borrie" <helebor@...>
> It's a VERY good idea to avoid a slash-separated format altogether in your
UI, if
> your users are accustomed to dates in dd/mm/yy format (which most users
> everywhere in the world except the United States) - it's just too easy to
miss a date
> like 23/3/2001.

Everywhere I've been here in the states, all dates are entered with slashes.
It's just that for reporting, most users like to see the full data
displayed. But they never enter it that way. I wrote a special key down
routine for my Delphi programs that forces correct date entry and even puts
the slashes in for you. It also lets you hit the space bar to fill in
default values for either day, month and/or year. At the present time, I am
converting it to work with any visual object with a Text property so I can
post it somewhere if it will help others with this problem.