MaskedTextProvider.ToString Method (Boolean, Boolean)


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Returns the formatted string, optionally including prompt and literal characters.

Namespace:   System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public string ToString(
	bool includePrompt,
	bool includeLiterals


Type: System.Boolean

true to include prompt characters in the return string; otherwise, false.

Type: System.Boolean

true to include literal characters in the return string; otherwise, false.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The formatted String that includes all the assigned character values and optionally includes literals and prompts.

This version of the overloaded ToString method includes prompts and literals according to the values of the IncludePrompt and IncludeLiterals parameters, respectively. Notice that these parameters override the values of the IncludePromptIncludeLiterals properties. This method will always return the original input characters, ignoring the value of the PasswordChar property.


Because this method reveals information that is usually protected in the user interface by password characters, it should be used with extreme caution to avoid accidentally revealing sensitive user data.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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