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Change display pattern at run time

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I have a date/time field which has display pattern set as MM/DD/YYYY...

During run time, if user clicks on a check box...the display should change to DD/MMM/YYYY...How can i do that?
6 Replies
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You can do this with a little bit of script on your check box's Click event (in FormCalc in this example):



if ($ == 1) then

DateTimeField1.format.picture = "DD/MMM/YYYY"

else

DateTimeField1.format.picture = "MM/DD/YYYY"

endif


The trick is to know that in XFA, what Designer refers to as the "Display" picture is the <format> node which contains a <picture> which, in turn, contains the "display" picture; or, the picture used to
format the field's value for display purposes.



I've attached a sample form which demonstrates this.



Stefan

Adobe Systems
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In the CheckBox's change event, add code that sets the field's format.picture.value:



if (this.rawValue == 1)

{

// Box is checked; use one format

DateTimeField1.format.picture.value = "YYYY-MM-DD";

} else

{

// else use the other format

DateTimeField1.format.picture.value = "DD-MM-YYYY";

}

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SteveX

Adobe Systems
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What if i need to write the code in java script?? I already have a ton of code written in click event using java script
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SteveX's sample script is essentially my FormCalc sample in JavaScript.



Stefan

Adobe Systems
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Whoops...didn't realise that...Thanx
bilimam
Level 3
Level 3

Just wondering if this was also possible for numeric fields? I can't seem to find any documentation on it for numeric fields.