utsabiem utsabiem - 3 months ago 21
Objective-C Question

Limiting text field entry to only one decimal point

I have created a text field to enter an amount of money. I want the user to be able to enter only one decimal point. I implemented that in the

-(BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string
method.

In the general case it works fine, but if backspace is pressed and the single decimal point is deleted, after that it still assumes that a decimal point has been entered, and so does not accept the decimal point again.

I need to reset the
decimalPointEntered
flag whenever the decimal point is deleted by pressing backspace. How to do that ?

Answer

This works fine for me. Try this code:

-(BOOL)textField:(UITextField *)textField shouldChangeCharactersInRange:(NSRange)range replacementString:(NSString *)string
{
    NSString *newString = [textField.text stringByReplacingCharactersInRange:range withString:string];

    NSArray *sep = [newString componentsSeparatedByString:@"."];
    if([sep count] >= 2)
    { 
        NSString *sepStr=[NSString stringWithFormat:@"%@",[sep objectAtIndex:1]];
        return !([sepStr length]>1);
    }
    return YES;
}
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