I don't know if this is a bug or not but prior to the 2011.x release you could type "something" into a DateEdit and it would default to today's date. This was nice because most users expect T to set today's date in a Date field. I don't think any particular letter was wired up but any input into a null editor would bring up today's date. Now, you get nothing and you're required to click the drop down calendar to pick a date, or probably other methods, but a way to initialize the cell with today's date was a nice starting point in the past.
Please consider bringing back this functionality OR implementing something such as a T shortcut to enter today's date. Imagine someone entering a record for today and tabbing across fields, it would be nice if the cell could be easily initialized either on focus or keypress (without code required) to set the current date.
Thank you for the suggestion. I have passed it to our development team, and they will consider the capability to introduce this feature.
The DateEdit behavior described in the previous version is a bug. It was fixed, see the Q227060 bug report.
We decided to implement this functionality as described in ticket DateEdit - Set editor value to DateTime.Today when the Space bar is pressed in an empty editor. We chose the Space bar key because other keys may conflict with month names. This functionality will be available starting from version 11.2.
The bug John mentioned in his previous message is registered as a public ticket ID: B187626.
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