Subject Re: [IBO] TIB vs. TIBO
Author mmenaz
--- In IBObjects@y..., Bender Heri <heribender@w...> wrote:
> Sometimes I work with a bought application where I just can type:
> 010202
> When pressing tab the edit box renders it itself to 01.02.2002
> (In Switzerland the date format is normally
> This is a very nice feature.

You can achieve the same behaviour with IBO (or VCL) too, setting the EditMask and DisplayProperty.
I've found much better having the __/__/__ while editing, so you can have ddmmyy more readable while typing...
What we are talking about is make some common tasks easier. The fact that VCL does something one way, does not mean that's the best one.
I think that 80% of date entered in IBO apps are for accounting or PIM programs, so it's rare you have to set a year different from the current (ok, on december it's more likely ;), and usually you have to enter the current date, or some day around. Having a facility that pre-fills the field with the current date can same huge amount of typing, expecially for situations, like your and mine (Italy), where the date format is dd/mm/yy.
I upload a test app of IB_Date (unbound), tell me what you think (IB_DateDemo.exe)
Marco Menardi