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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.

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

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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