InputMask Property
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InputMask Property

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Specifies how data is entered and displayed in a control. Available at design time and run time.

Control.InputMask[ = cMask]

Property Values

The settings for the InputMask property are:
Setting Description
! Converts lowercase letters to uppercase letters.
# Digits, blanks, and signs.
$ The current currency symbol (specified with SET CURRENCY) in a fixed position.
$$ Floating currency symbol that is always adjacent to the digits in the spinner or text box.
, Current Digit grouping symbol setting of the Windows Regional Options Control panel.
. Current SET POINT character (Default = period (.)).
9 Digits and signs, such as a minus ( – ) sign can be entered.
A Alphabetic characters only.
L Logical data only.
N Letters and digits only.
X Any character can be entered.
Y Y, y, N, and n for the logical values true (.T.) and false (.F.), respectively.


This property is in contrast to the Format property in which a behavior for the entire input field is specified. You can mix several Format codes, but they always affect everything in the input field.

See Also

DynamicInputMask Property | Format Property

Applies To: Column | ComboBox | Spinner | TextBox

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