Gets or sets a value that determines how an input character that matches the prompt character should be handled.
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
Property ValueType: System.Boolean
true if the prompt character entered as input causes the current editable position in the mask to be reset; otherwise, false to indicate that the prompt character is to be processed as a normal input character. The default is true.
The MaskedTextBox can treat two categories of characters—spaces and prompt characters—specially. Typically, each input character will be tested against the mask and either accepted or rejected. Assuming that the PromptChar property is set to non-null, then setting the property to true will result in special processing for the prompt character. When the user enters the prompt character into the mask, it causes the current mask character position to be cleared and the current position to be advanced to the next editable character.
takes precedence over the AllowPromptAsInput property, as shown in the following table.
The prompt character can be entered and it causes the current mask position to be reset. This is the default.
The prompt character can be entered and it causes the current mask position to be reset.
The prompt character is processed as a standard input character.
The prompt character is not valid and raises a MaskInputRejected event.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98
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