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MaskedTextBox.SelectedText Property

Gets or sets the current selection in the MaskedTextBox control.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public override string SelectedText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The currently selected text as a String. If no text is currently selected, this property resolves to an empty string.

Selections retrieved using this property are formatted according to the control's formatting properties, such as Mask, FormatProvider, TextMaskFormat and CutCopyMaskFormat. Selections set using this property behave like a Paste operation: each character is matched against the mask, and the MaskInputRejected event is raised for invalid characters. If CutCopyMaskFormat is true, literals and prompt characters are allowed when setting SelectedText, and will be removed silently unless they violate the mask.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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