Rapid-Q Documentation by William Yu (c)1999-2000 Appendix A: QEDIT


QEDIT Component

QEdit is a single-line edit control. More or less used to take input from user.

QEdit Properties
FieldTypeR/WDefaultSupport





AlignINTEGERRWalNoneW

Align determines how the control aligns within its parent control.
AutoSizeINTEGERRWTrueW

AutoSize determines whether the edit control should adjust its size automatically to accomodate the height of the text.
BorderStyleINTEGERRWbsSingleW
CharCaseINTEGERRWecNormalW

CharCase determines the case of the text within the edit control.
0 = ecNormal -- The text of the edit box displays in mixed case.
1 = ecUpperCase -- The text of the edit box displays in uppercase.
2 = ecLowerCase -- The text of the edit box displays in lowercase.
ColorINTEGERRW
W
EditTextSTRINGRW
W

EditText is the value of the text for the edit control after it is formatted using InputMask
EnabledINTEGERRWTrueWXG
FontQFONTW
W

Setting the Font may change the Width and Height of the Edit control
HandleINTEGERR
W
HeightINTEGERRW
WXG
HintSTRINGRW
WXG
InputMaskSTRINGRW
W

InputMask is the mask that represents what text is valid for the edit control
IsMaskedINTEGERRFalseW

IsMasked indicates whether a mask exists for the edit control.
LeftINTEGERRW0WXG
MaxLengthINTEGERRW0WXG
ModifiedINTEGERRW
W
ParentQFORM/QPANEL/QTABCONTROLW
WXG
PasswordCharSTRINGRW
W

PasswordChar indicates the character, if any, to display in place of the actual characters typed in the control. An empty string indicates that text should be displayed normally.
PopupMenuQPOPUPMENUW
W
ReadOnlyINTEGERRWFalseWXG
SelLengthINTEGERRW
W
SelStartINTEGERRW
W
SelTextSTRINGRW
W
ShowHintINTEGERRWFalseWXG
TabOrderINTEGERRW
W
TagINTEGERRW
WXG
TextSTRINGRW
WXG
TopINTEGERRW0WXG
VisibleINTEGERRWTrueWXG
WidthINTEGERRW
WXG


QEdit Events
EventTypeOccurs when...ParamsSupport





OnChangeVOIDText changed0WXG
OnKeyDownSUB (Key AS WORD, Shift AS INTEGER)Key held down2W
OnKeyPressSUB (Key AS BYTE)User presses a key1W
OnKeyUpSUB (Key AS Word, Shift AS INTEGER)User releases a key2W
WndProcSUB (Hwnd%, Msg%, wParam%, lParam%)Messages sent to QEdit4W


QEdit Examples
  DIM Form AS QForm
DIM Edit1 AS QEdit

Edit1.Parent = Form

Edit1.Text = "Hello" '' Set as default text
Form.ShowModal

'--------------------------------------------------------------

' Example on how to handle OnKeyDown event

SUB EditKeyDown (Key AS WORD, Shift AS INTEGER, Sender AS QEDIT)
SELECT CASE Key
CASE 27
SHOWMESSAGE "Escape key pressed!"
CASE 13
SHOWMESSAGE "Enter key pressed!"
'if you want to remove the beep do this
'KillMessage(Sender.Handle, &H102) ' WM_CHAR = &H102
END SELECT
END SUB


CREATE Form AS QFORM
Center
CREATE Edit AS QEDIT
OnKeyDown = EditKeyDown
END CREATE
ShowModal
END CREATE
QEdit Input Masks
 !	If a ! character appears in the mask, optional characters are represented
in the EditText as leading blanks. If a ! character is not present, optional
characters are represented in the EditText as trailing blanks.
> If a > character appears in the mask, all characters that follow are in
uppercase until the end of the mask or until a < character is encountered.
< If a < character appears in the mask, all characters that follow are in
lowercase until the end of the mask or until a > character is encountered.

<> If these two characters appear together in a mask, no case checking is
done and the data is formatted with the case the user uses to enter the data.
\ The character that follows a \ character is a literal character. Use this
character to use any of the mask special characters as a literal in the data.
L The L character requires an alphabetic character only in this position.
For the US, this is A-Z, a-z.
l The l character permits only an alphabetic character in this position, but
doesn't require it.

A The A character requires an alphanumeric character only in this position.
For the US, this is A-Z, a-z, 0-9.
a The a character permits an alphanumeric character in this position, but
doesn't require it.
C The C character requires an arbitrary character in this position.
c The c character permits an arbitrary character in this position, but
doesn't require it.
0 The 0 character requires a numeric character only in this position.
9 The 9 character permits a numeric character in this position, but doesn't
require it.

# The # character permits a numeric character or a plus or minus sign in
this position, but doesn't require it.
: The : character is used to separate hours, minutes, and seconds in times.
If the character that separates hours, minutes, and seconds is different
in the regional settings of the Control Panel utility on your computer
system, that character is used instead.
/ The / character is used to separate months, days, and years in dates.
If the character that separates months, days, and years is different
in the regional settings of the Control Panel utility on your computer
system, that character is used instead.

; The ; character is used to separate the three fields of the mask.
_ The _ character automatically inserts spaces into the text. When the
user enters characters in the field, the cursor skips the _ character.

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