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MaskedTextBox.SelectedText Property

Note: This property is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Gets or sets the current selection in the MaskedTextBox control.

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

public override string SelectedText { get; set; }
/** @property */
public String get_SelectedText ()

/** @property */
public void set_SelectedText (String value)

public override function get SelectedText () : String

public override function set SelectedText (value : String)

Property Value

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.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0