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format mskphone

format mskphone

(OP)
Trying to make sure that a mask text box is filled correctly. Tried this with no luck:

CODE --> studio

If mskPhone.Text <> "(xxx) xxx-xxxx" Then
                MessageBox.Show("Please enter phone data in this format 'xxx xxx-xxxx'", "Wrong Fromat", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)
       Exit Sub
 End If 
No matter if the entry is 'x xxx-xxxx' or 'xxx xxx-xxxx' the code throws an error.

Thanks for the help.

RE: format mskphone

Use the Mask property of the MaskedTextBox:

mskPhone.Mask = "(999) 000-0000"

Or just click on the Mask property in the Properties list, click the browse button and select "Phone number" from the list of predefined masks.

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RE: format mskphone

(OP)
Thanks for the response. I already have that which does not resolve the issue when someone enters 26 555-1212.

RE: format mskphone

Looks to me like the area code is not required in masked text box.

But try this logic:

CODE

If Not mskPhone.MaskCompleted Or Strings.InStr(Strings.Left(mskPhone.Text, 5), " ") Then
    MessageBox.Show("Please enter phone data in this format 'xxx xxx-xxxx'", "Wrong Fromat", MessageBoxButtons.OK, MessageBoxIcon.Error)
End If 

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RE: format mskphone

(OP)
Thank you. That works for me.

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