|Month End is a different kind of calendar control that
lets users activate month begin and month end dates with a minimum of clicks. It doesn't
pop up a whole lot of calendars, with a bunch of date dates or buttons, make users go back
and forth between years, or do any of the difficult tasks that all calendar controls
require. It just sits there. It doesn't change.
Why does selecting two dates have to be
This is what Month End looks like:
That's all it is. It doesn't change, except if you give it different begin and end
months and years.
Who can use it:
Month End is a Visual Basic ActiveX calendar control. Programmers place it in an
application and get beginning and ending dates for selected months. It's intended
to be used in reporting applications.
It can also be used as an Internet control (IIS only), or in Excel, Access, or any
application that can use ActiveX controls.
Left-click for From-Month value (like Jan 1, 2003)
Right-click for To-Month value (like Aug 31, 2003)
Double-click to get one month FROM - and - TO dates
The year drop-down relates to ToDate. Whatever is the year, that's the year of ToMonth.
Think about it. You really don't NEED to know what the year of FromMonth is if you know
the year of ToMonth.
The program will NOT allow you to select dates outside of your range.No errors appear
to disturb your users, the control just KNOWS what you want, and re-adjusts itself
The control exposes the month NUMBER of the values you selected. Like, if your
data goes from Oct 1, 2002 through Dec, 2004, that's 27 months. If you select May, 2002
through Feb, 2003, the control returns 8 through 17. This is great for programs that
summarize all data in months by column, or in a back-end program. Help
tells you how to calculate dates with Month End.
As you cross years the calendar adjusts itself to accommodate what you mean. If you
select ToDate as Feb, 2002, then right-click on Dec, the control KNOWS that you mean
Dec, 2001, so it re-adjusts the year drop-down.
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