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DATEBOX

Guide Section: GUI of EASAPs | EASAP Tree: USER INTERFACE Branch


DATEBOX creates a data entry box in which a User may select a date.

A User may enter the date by selecting it on the pop- up calendar activated by clicking on either the Calendar button () or the box itself. Manual date entry is possible with an INPUTBOX. An example of the pop-up calendar is shown below.

If a User types in the date, the entry will automatically be checked against the expected date format specified in the Pattern: parameter. See Date Formats in an EASAP.

The date can be bounded by Upper Bound: and Lower Bound: parameters.

DATEBOX
Essential Parameters:
Pattern:Select a format for storage and display of date and time. See Date Formats in an EASAP
Optional Parameters:
Label:Text displayed to the left of box
Range Reference:Select NAMED RANGE or existing RANGE REFERENCE to link value to cell in an Excel spreadsheet
Default:Default text to be displayed
Show if:Logical expression, if TRUE then box shown, if FALSE then box NOT shown
Enable if:Logical expression, if TRUE then box enabled, if FALSE then box NOT enabled
Type:Set type of behavior (default→Editable, Display Only)
Label Width:Width in pixels of Label:
Lower Bound:Lower bound on date box value
Upper Bound:Upper bound on date box value
Delimiter:Character to delimit object references in Label: parameters, default→%.
Characters: Width of date box in characters
Style:A literal string, a USER INTERFACE STYLE, or an object reference for dynamic CSS-style to apply to the whole object
Input Style: A literal string, a USER INTERFACE STYLE, or an object reference for dynamic CSS-style to apply to the input area
Tab Index:Establish an order of preference for <TAB> key navigation. Highest priority is the lowest number (default→1) and continues in ascending numerical order. Use -1 to disable.