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inputmask for last name

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by LyndsyJo, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. LyndsyJo

    LyndsyJo
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    I'm trying to determine how to write an inputmask for a last name field that
    will capitalize the first letter regardless of whether the user types in
    uppercase or lowercase. I was using

    >L<CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC


    which works well for most entries. However, I run into a problem with
    hyphenated last names. I need the first letter of the second last name to be
    capitalized. For examples, I currently get "Smith-jones", but I want
    "Smith-Jones". Is this possible?
     
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  3. Rick Brandt

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    LyndsyJo wrote:
    > I'm trying to determine how to write an inputmask for a last name
    > field that will capitalize the first letter regardless of whether the
    > user types in uppercase or lowercase. I was using
    >
    >> L<CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

    >
    > which works well for most entries. However, I run into a problem with
    > hyphenated last names. I need the first letter of the second last
    > name to be capitalized. For examples, I currently get "Smith-jones",
    > but I want "Smith-Jones". Is this possible?


    Point-1: InputMasks are evil

    Point-2: Not all last names begin with a capital letter.

    At some point users have to take some responsibility for the data they
    enter. I would remove the mask and tell users to spell names properly.

    --
    Rick Brandt, Microsoft Access MVP
    Email (as appropriate) to...
    RBrandt at Hunter dot com
     

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