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Thread: Re: Outlook style data entry (dates, times, names, addresses, etc.)

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    Aaron A. Anderson Guest

    Re: Outlook style data entry (dates, times, names, addresses, etc.)

    Heh. We've spent a lot of time reverse engeneering Outlooks's name and
    address parser, with only some success, but it's still cruder than
    outlook's. Good luck to ya.

    In article <38d25166@news.devx.com>, griffordson@hotmail.com says...
    > I love the way Outlook forms handle data entry of dates, times, names,
    > addresses, etc. For example, you can type "2 weeks" in a date control and it
    > resolves to the date two weeks from today's date. The name control parses an
    > entry such as "Mr. John Dull Doe Jr." and assigns values to the appropriate
    > fields. The address control does the same for addresses.
    >
    > Are there any 3rd party controls available which do this? If you are
    > familiar with the Outlook, do you have any comments regarding these
    > controls? Is there anything that you would change about the way these
    > controls work if you were redesigning them?
    >
    > Matt Griffith
    >
    >
    >


  2. #2
    Matt Griffith Guest

    Re: Outlook style data entry (dates, times, names, addresses, etc.)

    Aaron,

    > Heh. We've spent a lot of time reverse engeneering Outlooks's name and
    > address parser, with only some success, but it's still cruder than
    > outlook's.


    Yeah, I expect this to be a huge project. I'll be starting with the date &
    time controls. I haven't given the name, address, and phone # controls a lot
    of thought yet, but I'm hoping they'll be a little easier than the date
    control. :-)

    I'm surprised no third parties have tackled these. IMO, they would be
    infinitely more useful/valuable than yet another bound grid control.

    > Good luck to ya.


    Thanks, I'll need it!

    Matt Griffith



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