Blanks in the Masked Edit Control

The Microsoft Masked Edit control only allows input that matchesthe mask. Similarly, you can only set the Text property to a stringthat matches the mask. If you have a mask for a phone number thatonly allows numbers (#), you cannot set the text to blanks. Aneasy way to set the text to blank is with this code:

 vTemp = mskPhone.MaskmskPhone.Mask = ""mskPhone.Text = ""mskPhone.Mask = vTemp

Removing the mask allows you to set the text to any appropriatestring. Restore the mask afterwards. I use this code in the validationevent of a data control when adding a new record.

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