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WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile propose two types of masks:
  • the input masks that define the characters that can be typed in the controls found in a window or in a page. Sometimes, these masks can also be used to modify the case (uppercase/lowercase characters) of the values assigned to the window controls or to the page controls through programming.
  • the display masks that define the characters that can be:
    • printed in the report controls.
Default display masks
By default, when creating a Time control:
  • the "Time defined by the project" input mask is selected: the information defined in the parameters for managing the times for the project is automatically taken into account. Reminder: These parameters are defined for each language in the "Languages" tab of project description:
    1. On the "Project" tab, in the "Project" group, click "Description".
    2. Select the "Languages" tab then the "Time" tab.
    3. The format used corresponds to:
      • the settings of the operating system,
      • the specified parameters.
  • In a report, when creating a preset Date control, the wizard allows you to select the display format of the control.
  • A list of preset masks is proposed in the description window of the control. You have the ability to:
    • select a preset mask.
    • create a custom mask.
Preset masks
The following masks are proposed (in the order in which they appear in the window editor, page editor or report editor):
  • 'HH:MM'
  • 'HH:MM:SS'
  • 'HH:MM:SS:CC'
  • 'HH:MM:SS AM': used to manage the time in AM/PM format.
  • the system time. The system time depends on the input mask selected in the regional system parameters ("Regional options" in the control panel).
Custom input masks
The following elements can be used to define a custom mask:
  • 'HH' (hour)
  • 'MM' (minutes)
  • 'SS' (seconds)
  • 'CC' (hundredths of a second)
These masks can be combined. For example: The 'It is HH Hour(s) MM Minute(s)' will give a result in the following format: "It is 10 Hour(s) 26 Minute(s)".
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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