Subject blank edit mask for date fields
Author paulfilmer
Howdy Group,

I've searched everywhere but can't seem to find the solution to this

All of our date fields come up with the edit mask 'xx/xx/xxxx' in our
edit controls (DBEdit etc). I know how to change the mask, but what I
want is *NO* mask at all. ie let the user have complete control.

Essentially, I want to know how to allow null dates into the
database. Eg if I edit a record, and the DBEdit box
shows '14/02/2002', I can blank out all the numbers to
get ' / / '. However Delphi then complains that ' / / ' is
not a valid date!

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance...