I have three different forms of inputs, lets say that one is currency as in $dollars the other is an ip address and the third is a date
The user will have to enter either one of these inputs in a textbox.
What is the recommended way to manage the format of this textbox? Note: the textbox will also change its appearance depending on which format was selected. i.e for a dollar it will put in the $ in front, for a ip address it will have 4 spaces with . separated.
I thought of using 3 radio buttons and 3 textboxes to select the textbox that the user wants. A combobox with the different formats also seems okay, but im not sure which one or if there are other controls to use.