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MaskedTextBox.TextMaskFormat Property

Gets or sets a value that determines whether literals and prompt characters are included in the formatted string.

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

public MaskFormat TextMaskFormat { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.MaskFormat
One of the MaskFormat values. The default is IncludeLiterals.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidEnumArgumentException

Property set with a MaskFormat value that is not valid.

The TextMaskFormat property determines how the literal and prompt characters in the mask are processed when the generating the formatted string. More specifically, it determines whether literal characters, prompt characters, or both are included in the Text property. When prompt characters are excluded, they are transformed into spaces in the formatted string.

NoteNote

The CutCopyMaskFormat property serves a similar purpose with respect to how the Text property is interpreted.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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