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Posted 30 May 2001
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Date Time Picker control for the MFC Grid Control

, 30 May 2001
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A DateTime control for editing date or time values inplace in the MFC Grid Control

Sample Image - GridCellDateTime.gif


This is a simple drop-in cell class for Chris Maunder's MFC Grid Control. The cell's class is CGridCellDateTime and is used in exactly the same way as other grid cell types.

The edit window that is created when the cell goes into edit mode is of type CDateTimeCtrl (so you need at least IE3 installed on your system for it to run)

Possible usage


    for (int i =1; i <44; i++) 
       m_Grid.SetCellType(i, 0, RUNTIME_CLASS(CGridCellDateTime));
       ((CGridCellDateTime*) m_Grid.GetCell(i, 0))->Init(DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT);

       m_Grid.SetCellType(i, 1, RUNTIME_CLASS(CGridCellDateTime));
       ((CGridCellDateTime*) m_Grid.GetCell(i, 1))->Init(DTS_TIMEFORMAT);


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Eugen Podsypalnikov
Software Developer COPA-DATA GmbH
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GeneralMy vote of 3 Pin
Member 103177495-Oct-13 14:13
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GeneralTab issue while editing Pin
Christian Cheney14-May-09 10:31
memberChristian Cheney14-May-09 10:31 
QuestionCan DATE TIME picker have NULL value Pin
anitaj18-Jun-08 20:07
memberanitaj18-Jun-08 20:07 
GeneralMinor Things Pin
Andrew Phillips7-Mar-04 19:23
memberAndrew Phillips7-Mar-04 19:23 
QuestionCalender ? Pin
Elco27-Jan-04 20:48
memberElco27-Jan-04 20:48 
GeneralBig Time Setting Bug Pin
janeyre14-Jan-03 21:50
memberjaneyre14-Jan-03 21:50 
GeneralSmall Enhancement to GridCellDateTime Pin
Jason Slocomb21-Dec-01 10:49
memberJason Slocomb21-Dec-01 10:49 
Hello all --

First off thanks to Chris (et al) who made this awesome Grid. It's a fine piece of work. Ditto to the people making new GridCell Types!

Anyhoo, I was noticing that GridCellDateTime doesn't work too well when used with the DTS_SHORTDATEFORMAT. This is the style of CDateTimeCtrl that displays a Month Calendar Control when the user clicks the drop down.

The reason seems to be that the OnKillFocus() handler is called immediately when you leave focus and make a selection on said Calendar Control.

Since OnKillFocus() calls the EndEdit() function, it blows away the InPlaceEdit object. This never allows the users selection to be displayed in the edit field or stored in the CTime member.

The solution I came up with is to comment out the EndEdit() call in OnKillFocus and add a ON_NOTIFY_REFLECT() handler for the DTN_CLOSEUP message. This is the message for indicating that the calendar control is about to disappear. Inside my handler, I call EndEdit().

An even better solution would be to inspect the style of the GridCellDateTime while in OnKillFocus. Then you could choose whether or not to call EndEdit(), since the message DTN_CLOSEUP is only sent for the styles that display the Month Calendar Control.

GeneralRe: Small Enhancement to GridCellDateTime Pin
sep21-Jul-03 8:54
membersep21-Jul-03 8:54 

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