Subject Date and Time Formatting
Author Geoff Worboys
Hi All,

I have not been keeping up to date with all IBO changes for a while
due to other committments. I've only just noticed that there is
a change which forces date and time formatting to system defaults
when no DisplayFormat has been specified.

Previously (and still for other types of data) IBO would use
DisplayFormat if defined, otherwise it would use an EditMask if
defined - and then revert to system defaults. I have been relying
on this situation to have my dates formatted via the editmask,
and never bother defining DisplayFormats.

As things stand with the (recent?) change all my date/time fields
change their display depending on whether they are focused
(formatted with the editmask) or not focused (formatted with the
system defaults). This is rather annoying. I could run around
and try and duplicate all the formatting instructions of my
editmasks inside DisplayFormat but it does seem rather a waste.

Can anyone tell me why the previous method of producing display
text was inadequate?

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing