True DBInput Pro


ComponentOne True DBInput is now officially part of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise and ComponentOne Studio for ActiveX.

If you require 5 or more individual licenses for ComponentOne True DBInput, please Contact Us for pricing and availability.

Collect accurate, formatted user input.

True DBInput Pro is a collection of eight high quality, data-aware ActiveX input controls and five objects designed to give developers the tools they need to build enterprise-wide Internet/intranet database front-end applications. These enhanced controls replace the text, calendar, mask, edit box, and frame controls in Visual Basic for formatting data input, and add objects tailored for financial applications.


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True DBInput Pro is part of ComponentOne Studio Enterprise and the ComponentOne Studio for ActiveX.

True DBInput Pro includes two new controls (TDBCalendar and TDBContainer3D), five new ActiveX objects, and more than 100 new properties. An external editor interface has also been added to permit many of the True DBInput Pro controls to be integrated directly into True DBGrid Pro.

The two new controls:

  • TDBCalendar - displays up to 12 months of date information and provides international character support, enhanced calendar displays, and holiday settings
  • TDBContainer3D - is a redesigned and optimized 3D effects container for all of the True DBInput controls. Effects can be applied to all or individual child controls within the container

New ActiveX Objects:

  • TDBDateX provides detailed date and time information, and can be used as an external object for TDBDate and TDBTime controls
  • TDBDTCalcX calculates dates and times with user-defined business logic
  • TDBFinancialX performs complicated tax and financial calculations
  • TDBHolidayX manages holidays and can be used with the TDBCalendar control
  • TDBTZoneX calculates time differences between time zones for international time awareness and more

Main Features Include:

  • Character filtering - Filter properties ensures that only valid characters entered by the user are accepted by the control
  • Full support for Internet Explorer - True DBInput Pro 8.0 supports Internet Explorer (4.0 or greater) and other ActiveX-compatible browsers
  • International character and format support - True DBInput Pro 8.0 supports all common international character sets, as well as international date, time, and currency formats
  • New popup control interface - A new user interface has been provided for the popup calendar, calculator, and text editor
  • OLE drag and drop - Drag and drop text from any application to a True DBInput Pro 8.0 control
  • Integration with True DBGrid Pro 7.0 - True DBInput Pro 8.0 controls can be used as the editor for cells in a True DBGrid Pro 8.0 control by setting the ExternalEditor property of the grid’s column object
  • Spin buttons - New spin buttons allow end-users to quickly increment and decrement numeric values
  • Smooth input and navigation - Provides superior data input, selection, and key navigation styles
  • Caption settings - Control captions now permit customization of both background color and 3D text effects
  • Vertical alignment - Control text may now be aligned vertically, as well as horizontally
  • Masking of passwords - True DBInput Pro 8.0 supports password entry features, hiding each character actually typed, and displaying a predefined mask character in its place
  • Insert/overwrite mode - While editing in any of the True DBInput Pro 8.0 controls, pressing the Insert key toggles between input and overwrite modes
  • Migration utility - A provided migration utility automatically converts True DBInput 5.0 and 6.0 projects to use True DBInput Pro 8.0

True DBInput Pro Advantages:

  • Compatibility with Visual Studio: True DBInput Pro can be used within VB 5.0 or 6.0 and VS 5.0 and 6.0 environments with full support for ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) 2.0, Data Access Objects (DAO), and remote Data Objects (RDO)
  • Flexibility: Eight ActiveX Controls, five ActiveX Objects, and professional quality applications tailored to meet individual customer requirements
  • Integration with True DBGrid Pro: A new interface is provided that permits True DBInput Pro controls to be linked directly into a cell within True DBGrid Pro
  • Easy-to-Use: Visual editing features in a WYSIWYG environment provide instant feedback at design time and reduce coding requirements
  • Superior Documentation: True DBInput Pro includes a thorough and well organized 450-page manual, extensive online help, 19 tutorials, and 4 sample projects
  • Responsive Technical Support: True DBInput Pro is supported by a dedicated team of knowledgeable personnel, peer-to-peer newsgroups, and a well maintained web site with online product updates, sample code, and answers to frequently asked questions
  • Free run-time Distribution: Allows applications developed with True DBInput Pro to be distributed with no run-time royalty fees

ComponentOne Platinum Support Subscriptions provide a full year of Telephone and Online Technical Support. ComponentOne Technical Support Engineers are available by phone Monday through Friday, except U.S. holidays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern,USA.
Customers outside the USA, please remember to check your time difference for phone support.


Operating System for Deployment
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2000
Architecture of Product
  • 32Bit
Product Type
  • Component
Component Type
  • ActiveX OCX
.NET Ready/Tested with .NET RCW
  • No
  • Marked as Safe for Scripting
  • Marked as Safe for Initialization
  • OCX96 Compatible
  • Microsoft Transaction Server Compatible (MTS)
Compatible Containers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 97
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual Basic 5.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0
  • Microsoft Visual J++ 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0
Product Class
  • Business Components
Test and Review Status
  • Installation Tested - Yes
  • Uninstall Tested - Yes
  • Anti Virus Checked - Yes
  • Evaluation Installation Tested - Yes
  • Evaluation Uninstall Tested - Yes
  • Documentation Reviewed - Yes
  • Sample Code Reviewed - Yes


Disk Space Required: 10MB

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GrapeCity has been in the software business for over 25 years. Its corporate headquarters are located in Sendai, Japan, with US headquarters in Kirkland, WA and operations spanning throughout the United States and Asia. GrapeCity is also the world's largest component vendor. Its award-winning tools benefit leading corporations, software companies and independent consultants around the world as a cost-effective solution for building distributed enterprise-wide applications for commercial or in-house use. From the CEO to our newest team member, our goals are the same: to provide you with the innovative tools and support you need to effectively compete in today's competitive development market. Along with Data Dynamics and FarPoint Technologies, both now part of GrapeCity, the company has over 500,000 users of its products and those of its Tools Partners. Very early into its existence, GrapeCity adopted the software components market as its key focus area. Starting with its own VBX components, to OCXs, ActiveX and now .NET, Java and Ajax components and developer tools, the company has developed deep, global expertise in the developer tools business for the last 25 years.