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MaskFormat Enumeration

Defines how to format the text inside of a MaskedTextBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public enum MaskFormat
Member nameDescription
IncludePromptReturn text input by the user as well as any instances of the prompt character.
IncludeLiteralsReturn text input by the user as well as any literal characters defined in the mask.
IncludePromptAndLiteralsReturn text input by the user as well as any literal characters defined in the mask and any instances of the prompt character.
ExcludePromptAndLiteralsReturn only text input by the user.

This enumeration is used by CutCopyMaskFormat and TextMaskFormat to control how text is returned—in the first case, by performing a cut and copy operation, and in the second place, by using the Text property.

.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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