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  • The different types of Edit controls
  • Text Edit control
  • Multiline Text Edit control
  • RTF Text Edit control
  • Password Edit control
  • Numeric, Currency or Currency + Euro Edit control
  • Date Edit control
  • Time Edit control
  • Duration Edit control
  • Text token Edit control
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The different types of Edit controls

Text Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show or enter character strings (name, address, etc.).
Remarks:
  • WINDEV Text Edit controls can display a Delete ("X") button. This button allows the user to delete the content of the control. The button can be displayed in the input area:
    • only when the user enters data in the control.
      • only when the control loses focus.
      • always (whether the input cursor is in the control or not).
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App When a Text Edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline Edit control.

Multiline Text Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show or enter multiple lines separated by a "Carriage Return".
Remarks:
  • WINDEV If the lines are separated by a "Carriage Return", you have the ability to display a vertical or horizontal scrollbar.
  • WINDEV You can also display web addresses and file paths as links.
  • WINDEVUniversal Windows 10 App When a Text Edit control is enlarged in the editor, it automatically becomes a multiline Edit control.
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RTF Text Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show and enter RTF content. For more details, see Handling RTF in an Edit control.
WINDEV For applications running on Windows Vista (or later) or in Tablet PC, you can include the "Handwritten input (PC tablet)" option. This option allows the user to directly write in the control using the mouse or a stylus. This feature is available by default in mobile applications.

Password Edit control

In this type of control, all characters entered are replaced with asterisks on the screen.
WINDEV The user can check the password entered (AAF). For more details, see Showing passwords (AAF).

Numeric, Currency or Currency + Euro Edit control

These different types of controls allow you to handle numerical values:
  • The Numeric Edit control is used to show or enter numeric values (weight, etc.). The "+++" characters are displayed if the control is not large enough to display the entire number.
  • The Currency Edit control is used to show or enter currency values.
  • The Currency + Euro Edit control is used to handle prices, for example.
    Universal Windows 10 App This type of Edit control is not available.
WINDEV The Numeric, Currency and Currency + Euro edit controls can display a calculator button allowing the user to perform a calculation ("Display calculator button" option). Several AAFs (Automatic Application Features) are available for this type of control (e.g., change the value with the mouse wheel). For more details, see AAFs for numeric controls.

Date Edit control

This type of Edit control is used to show or enter dates.
WINDEV The user can use the "+" and "-" keys on the numeric keypad to change the date.

If the control is not in a popup, you can display a calendar button to allow the user to enter the date ("Display a calendar button" option). In this case, you can define the characteristics of the calendar.
WINDEV AAF (Automatic Application Feature): If the Calendar button is not displayed, the user will still be able to enter a date in a calendar ("Calendar" in the context menu of the control). To delete this AAF, use AAFDisable with the constant aafCalendar. For more details, see AAFs for Date controls.

Time Edit control

This type of control is used to show or enter times.

Duration Edit control

This type of control is used to show or enter durations.

Text token Edit control

This type of control is used to manage tokens in Edit controls.
For more details, see Managing a Text token Edit control.
Universal Windows 10 App This type of Edit control is not available.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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Emojis will crash mobile iOs App
Everytime, when using emojis at iOs app, will crash at leaving the edt control, ANOTHER error
Aldo Vargas
21 Dec. 2020