1. Michael Hartnett
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. Wednesday, 6 June 2018 14:38 PM


We have deployed an Appeon Mobile app that is currently in use in the UK, Ireland and Australia.  We have some users starting to use it in Japan and they would like the date selection on an editmask to display in the Japanese Format (yyyy-mm-dd).

I have tried to change the Mask of the editmask in code but I receive the following message and cannot save the script. "a readonly property can be modified only in an event or function in its parent class"

Is there a way to change the editmask Mask at runtime?



mike S Accepted Answer Pending Moderation
  1. Wednesday, 6 June 2018 15:22 PM
  2. PowerBuilder
  3. # 1

instead of changing it at runtime, why don't you use:  [date]  for the editmask

this will use the user's settings as specified in the operating system. 

** i am assuming that [date] is valid in mobile

  1. mike S
  2. Wednesday, 6 June 2018 15:25 PM
Hi Mike,

The display seems to be OK, but the popup calendar does not work properly using [date]!

See screenshot.



  1. Michael Hartnett
  2. Wednesday, 6 June 2018 15:46 PM
log the popup display issue as a bug - IMO it should use the same format as the editmask.   

  1. mike S
  2. Wednesday, 6 June 2018 19:00 PM
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