MaskedTextBox.AllowPromptAsInput Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether PromptChar can be entered as valid data by the user.

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

public bool AllowPromptAsInput { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the user can enter the prompt character into the control; otherwise, false. The default is true.

Even when AllowPromptAsInput is true, the prompt character must be valid for the current location in the mask in order to be accepted. For example, if PromptChar is "*", and the current location in the mask demands the user enter a digit, entering an asterisk (*) will fail and cause the MaskInputRejected event to occur.

The ResetOnPrompt property takes precedence over AllowPromptAsInput.

.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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