MaskedTextBox Class

 

Uses a mask to distinguish between proper and improper user input.

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

System::Object
  System::MarshalByRefObject
    System.ComponentModel::Component
      System.Windows.Forms::Control
        System.Windows.Forms::TextBoxBase
          System.Windows.Forms::MaskedTextBox

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)]
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType::AutoDispatch)]
[DefaultBindingPropertyAttribute("Text")]
public ref class MaskedTextBox : TextBoxBase

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodMaskedTextBox()

Initializes a new instance of the MaskedTextBox class using defaults.

System_CAPS_pubmethodMaskedTextBox(MaskedTextProvider^)

Initializes a new instance of the MaskedTextBox class using the specified custom mask language provider.

System_CAPS_pubmethodMaskedTextBox(String^)

Initializes a new instance of the MaskedTextBox class using the specified input mask.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyAcceptsTab

Gets or sets a value determining how TAB keys are handled for multiline configurations. This property is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAccessibilityObject

Gets the AccessibleObject assigned to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAccessibleDefaultActionDescription

Gets or sets the default action description of the control for use by accessibility client applications.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAccessibleDescription

Gets or sets the description of the control used by accessibility client applications.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAccessibleName

Gets or sets the name of the control used by accessibility client applications.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAccessibleRole

Gets or sets the accessible role of the control (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAllowDrop

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can accept data that the user drags onto it.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAllowPromptAsInput

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

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAnchor

Gets or sets the edges of the container to which a control is bound and determines how a control is resized with its parent. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAsciiOnly

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the MaskedTextBox control accepts characters outside of the ASCII character set.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAutoScrollOffset

Gets or sets where this control is scrolled to in ScrollControlIntoView.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyAutoSize

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the height of the control automatically adjusts when the font assigned to the control is changed.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBackColor

Gets or sets the background color of the control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBackgroundImage

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This property is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBackgroundImageLayout

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This property is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBeepOnError

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the masked text box control raises the system beep for each user key stroke that it rejects.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBindingContext

Gets or sets the BindingContext for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBorderStyle

Gets or sets the border type of the text box control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBottom

Gets the distance, in pixels, between the bottom edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyBounds

Gets or sets the size and location of the control including its nonclient elements, in pixels, relative to the parent control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyCanEnableIme

Gets a value indicating whether the ImeMode property can be set to an active value, to enable IME support.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanFocus

Gets a value indicating whether the control can receive focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyCanRaiseEvents

Determines if events can be raised on the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanSelect

Gets a value indicating whether the control can be selected.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanUndo

Gets a value indicating whether the user can undo the previous operation. This property is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCapture

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control has captured the mouse.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCausesValidation

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control causes validation to be performed on any controls that require validation when it receives focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyClientRectangle

Gets the rectangle that represents the client area of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyClientSize

Gets or sets the height and width of the client area of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCompanyName

Gets the name of the company or creator of the application containing the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyContainer

Gets the IContainer that contains the Component.(Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyContainsFocus

Gets a value indicating whether the control, or one of its child controls, currently has the input focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyContextMenu

Gets or sets the shortcut menu associated with the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyContextMenuStrip

Gets or sets the ContextMenuStrip associated with this control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyControls

Gets the collection of controls contained within the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCreated

Gets a value indicating whether the control has been created.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyCreateParams

Gets the required creation parameters when the control handle is created.(Overrides TextBoxBase::CreateParams.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCulture

Gets or sets the culture information associated with the masked text box.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCursor

Gets or sets the cursor that is displayed when the mouse pointer is over the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCutCopyMaskFormat

Gets or sets a value that determines whether literals and prompt characters are copied to the clipboard.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDataBindings

Gets the data bindings for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultCursor

Gets or sets the default cursor for the control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultImeMode

Gets the default Input Method Editor (IME) mode supported by the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultMargin

Gets the space, in pixels, that is specified by default between controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultMaximumSize

Gets the length and height, in pixels, that is specified as the default maximum size of a control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultMinimumSize

Gets the length and height, in pixels, that is specified as the default minimum size of a control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultPadding

Gets the internal spacing, in pixels, of the contents of a control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDefaultSize

Gets the default size of the control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDesignMode

Gets a value that indicates whether the Component is currently in design mode.(Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDisplayRectangle

Gets the rectangle that represents the display area of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDisposing

Gets a value indicating whether the base Control class is in the process of disposing.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyDock

Gets or sets which control borders are docked to its parent control and determines how a control is resized with its parent.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyDoubleBuffered

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Gets or sets a value indicating whether control drawing is done in a buffer before the control is displayed. This property is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyEnabled

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control can respond to user interaction.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyEvents

Gets the list of event handlers that are attached to this Component.(Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyFocused

Gets a value indicating whether the control has input focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyFont

Gets or sets the font of the text displayed by the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyFontHeight

Gets or sets the height of the font of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyForeColor

Gets or sets the foreground color of the control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyFormatProvider

Gets or sets the IFormatProvider to use when performing type validation.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHandle

Gets the window handle that the control is bound to.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHasChildren

Gets a value indicating whether the control contains one or more child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHeight

Gets or sets the height of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHidePromptOnLeave

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the prompt characters in the input mask are hidden when the masked text box loses focus.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyHideSelection

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the selected text in the text box control remains highlighted when the control loses focus.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyImeMode

Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyImeModeBase

Gets or sets the Input Method Editor (IME) mode of a control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInsertKeyMode

Gets or sets the text insertion mode of the masked text box control.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyInvokeRequired

Gets a value indicating whether the caller must call an invoke method when making method calls to the control because the caller is on a different thread than the one the control was created on.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsAccessible

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control is visible to accessibility applications.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsDisposed

Gets a value indicating whether the control has been disposed of.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsHandleCreated

Gets a value indicating whether the control has a handle associated with it.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsMirrored

Gets a value indicating whether the control is mirrored.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsOverwriteMode

Gets a value that specifies whether new user input overwrites existing input.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLayoutEngine

Gets a cached instance of the control's layout engine.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLeft

Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the left edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLines

Gets or sets the lines of text in multiline configurations. This property is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLocation

Gets or sets the coordinates of the upper-left corner of the control relative to the upper-left corner of its container.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMargin

Gets or sets the space between controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMask

Gets or sets the input mask to use at run time.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMaskCompleted

Gets a value indicating whether all required inputs have been entered into the input mask.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMaskedTextProvider

Gets a clone of the mask provider associated with this instance of the masked text box control.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMaskFull

Gets a value indicating whether all required and optional inputs have been entered into the input mask.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMaximumSize

Gets or sets the size that is the upper limit that GetPreferredSize can specify.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMaxLength

Gets or sets the maximum number of characters the user can type or paste into the text box control. This property is not supported by MaskedTextBox. (Overrides TextBoxBase::MaxLength.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMinimumSize

Gets or sets the size that is the lower limit that GetPreferredSize can specify.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyModified

Gets or sets a value that indicates that the text box control has been modified by the user since the control was created or its contents were last set.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyMultiline

Gets or sets a value indicating whether this is a multiline text box control. This property is not fully supported by MaskedTextBox. (Overrides TextBoxBase::Multiline.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyName

Gets or sets the name of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPadding

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This property is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyParent

Gets or sets the parent container of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPasswordChar

Gets or sets the character to be displayed in substitute for user input.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPreferredHeight

Gets the preferred height for a text box.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPreferredSize

Gets the size of a rectangular area into which the control can fit.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProductName

Gets the product name of the assembly containing the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyProductVersion

Gets the version of the assembly containing the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPromptChar

Gets or sets the character used to represent the absence of user input in MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyReadOnly

Gets or sets a value indicating whether text in the text box is read-only.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRecreatingHandle

Gets a value indicating whether the control is currently re-creating its handle.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRegion

Gets or sets the window region associated with the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRejectInputOnFirstFailure

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the parsing of user input should stop after the first invalid character is reached.

System_CAPS_protpropertyRenderRightToLeft

Obsolete.This property is now obsolete.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyResetOnPrompt

Gets or sets a value that determines how an input character that matches the prompt character should be handled.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyResetOnSpace

Gets or sets a value that determines how a space input character should be handled.

System_CAPS_protpropertyResizeRedraw

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control redraws itself when resized.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRight

Gets the distance, in pixels, between the right edge of the control and the left edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyRightToLeft

Gets or sets a value indicating whether control's elements are aligned to support locales using right-to-left fonts.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyScaleChildren

Gets a value that determines the scaling of child controls. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySelectedText

Gets or sets the current selection in the MaskedTextBox control.(Overrides TextBoxBase::SelectedText.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySelectionLength

Gets or sets the number of characters selected in the text box.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySelectionStart

Gets or sets the starting point of text selected in the text box.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyShortcutsEnabled

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the defined shortcuts are enabled.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyShowFocusCues

Gets a value indicating whether the control should display focus rectangles.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyShowKeyboardCues

Gets a value indicating whether the user interface is in the appropriate state to show or hide keyboard accelerators.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySite

Gets or sets the site of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySize

Gets or sets the height and width of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertySkipLiterals

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user is allowed to reenter literal values.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTabIndex

Gets or sets the tab order of the control within its container.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTabStop

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can give the focus to this control using the TAB key.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTag

Gets or sets the object that contains data about the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyText

Gets or sets the text as it is currently displayed to the user. (Overrides TextBoxBase::Text.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTextAlign

Gets or sets how text is aligned in a masked text box control.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTextLength

Gets the length of the displayed text. (Overrides TextBoxBase::TextLength.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTextMaskFormat

Gets or sets a value that determines whether literals and prompt characters are included in the formatted string.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTop

Gets or sets the distance, in pixels, between the top edge of the control and the top edge of its container's client area.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyTopLevelControl

Gets the parent control that is not parented by another Windows Forms control. Typically, this is the outermost Form that the control is contained in.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyUseSystemPasswordChar

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the operating system-supplied password character should be used.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyUseWaitCursor

Gets or sets a value indicating whether to use the wait cursor for the current control and all child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyValidatingType

Gets or sets the data type used to verify the data input by the user.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyVisible

Gets or sets a value indicating whether the control and all its child controls are displayed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyWidth

Gets or sets the width of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyWindowTarget

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This property is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyWordWrap

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a multiline text box control automatically wraps words to the beginning of the next line when necessary. This property is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

NameDescription
System_CAPS_protmethodAccessibilityNotifyClients(AccessibleEvents, Int32)

Notifies the accessibility client applications of the specified AccessibleEvents for the specified child control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodAccessibilityNotifyClients(AccessibleEvents, Int32, Int32)

Notifies the accessibility client applications of the specified AccessibleEvents for the specified child control .(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodAppendText(String^)

Appends text to the current text of a text box.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodBeginInvoke(Delegate^)

Executes the specified delegate asynchronously on the thread that the control's underlying handle was created on.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodBeginInvoke(Delegate^, array<Object^>^)

Executes the specified delegate asynchronously with the specified arguments, on the thread that the control's underlying handle was created on.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodBringToFront()

Brings the control to the front of the z-order.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodClear()

Clears all text from the text box control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodClearUndo()

Clears information about the most recent operation from the undo buffer of the text box. This method is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubmethodContains(Control^)

Retrieves a value indicating whether the specified control is a child of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopy()

Copies the current selection in the text box to the Clipboard.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodCreateAccessibilityInstance()

Creates a new accessibility object for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateControl()

Forces the creation of the visible control, including the creation of the handle and any visible child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodCreateControlsInstance()

Creates a new instance of the control collection for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateGraphics()

Creates the Graphics for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodCreateHandle()

Creates a handle for the control.(Overrides TextBoxBase::CreateHandle().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateObjRef(Type^)

Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCut()

Moves the current selection in the text box to the Clipboard.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodDefWndProc(Message%)

Sends the specified message to the default window procedure.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodDeselectAll()

Specifies that the value of the SelectionLength property is zero so that no characters are selected in the control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodDestroyHandle()

Destroys the handle associated with the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodDispose()

Releases all resources used by the Component.(Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_protmethodDispose(Boolean)

Releases the unmanaged resources used by the Control and its child controls and optionally releases the managed resources.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodDoDragDrop(Object^, DragDropEffects)

Begins a drag-and-drop operation.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodDrawToBitmap(Bitmap^, Rectangle)

Supports rendering to the specified bitmap.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEndInvoke(IAsyncResult^)

Retrieves the return value of the asynchronous operation represented by the IAsyncResult passed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object^)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Releases unmanaged resources and performs other cleanup operations before the Component is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodFindForm()

Retrieves the form that the control is on.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodFocus()

Sets input focus to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetAccessibilityObjectById(Int32)

Retrieves the specified AccessibleObject.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetAutoSizeMode()

Retrieves a value indicating how a control will behave when its AutoSize property is enabled.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCharFromPosition(Point)

Retrieves the character that is closest to the specified location within the control.(Overrides TextBoxBase::GetCharFromPosition(Point).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetCharIndexFromPosition(Point)

Retrieves the index of the character nearest to the specified location.(Overrides TextBoxBase::GetCharIndexFromPosition(Point).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetChildAtPoint(Point)

Retrieves the child control that is located at the specified coordinates.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetChildAtPoint(Point, GetChildAtPointSkip)

Retrieves the child control that is located at the specified coordinates, specifying whether to ignore child controls of a certain type.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetContainerControl()

Returns the next ContainerControl up the control's chain of parent controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetFirstCharIndexFromLine(Int32)

Retrieves the index of the first character of a given line. This method is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetFirstCharIndexOfCurrentLine()

Retrieves the index of the first character of the current line. This method is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetLifetimeService()

Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetLineFromCharIndex(Int32)

Retrieves the line number from the specified character position within the text of the control. This method is not supported by MaskedTextBox. (Overrides TextBoxBase::GetLineFromCharIndex(Int32).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetNextControl(Control^, Boolean)

Retrieves the next control forward or back in the tab order of child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetPositionFromCharIndex(Int32)

Retrieves the location within the control at the specified character index.(Overrides TextBoxBase::GetPositionFromCharIndex(Int32).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetPreferredSize(Size)

Retrieves the size of a rectangular area into which a control can be fitted.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetScaledBounds(Rectangle, SizeF, BoundsSpecified)

Retrieves the bounds within which the control is scaled.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetService(Type^)

Returns an object that represents a service provided by the Component or by its Container.(Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetStyle(ControlStyles)

Retrieves the value of the specified control style bit for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodGetTopLevel()

Determines if the control is a top-level control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodHide()

Conceals the control from the user.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInitializeLifetimeService()

Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInitLayout()

Called after the control has been added to another container.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvalidate()

Invalidates the entire surface of the control and causes the control to be redrawn.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvalidate(Boolean)

Invalidates a specific region of the control and causes a paint message to be sent to the control. Optionally, invalidates the child controls assigned to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvalidate(Rectangle)

Invalidates the specified region of the control (adds it to the control's update region, which is the area that will be repainted at the next paint operation), and causes a paint message to be sent to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvalidate(Rectangle, Boolean)

Invalidates the specified region of the control (adds it to the control's update region, which is the area that will be repainted at the next paint operation), and causes a paint message to be sent to the control. Optionally, invalidates the child controls assigned to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvalidate(Region^)

Invalidates the specified region of the control (adds it to the control's update region, which is the area that will be repainted at the next paint operation), and causes a paint message to be sent to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvalidate(Region^, Boolean)

Invalidates the specified region of the control (adds it to the control's update region, which is the area that will be repainted at the next paint operation), and causes a paint message to be sent to the control. Optionally, invalidates the child controls assigned to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvoke(Delegate^)

Executes the specified delegate on the thread that owns the control's underlying window handle.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInvoke(Delegate^, array<Object^>^)

Executes the specified delegate, on the thread that owns the control's underlying window handle, with the specified list of arguments.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInvokeGotFocus(Control^, EventArgs^)

Raises the GotFocus event for the specified control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInvokeLostFocus(Control^, EventArgs^)

Raises the LostFocus event for the specified control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInvokeOnClick(Control^, EventArgs^)

Raises the Click event for the specified control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInvokePaint(Control^, PaintEventArgs^)

Raises the Paint event for the specified control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodInvokePaintBackground(Control^, PaintEventArgs^)

Raises the PaintBackground event for the specified control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodIsInputChar(Char)

Determines if a character is an input character that the control recognizes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodIsInputKey(Keys)

Determines whether the specified key is an input key or a special key that requires preprocessing.(Overrides TextBoxBase::IsInputKey(Keys).)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone(Boolean)

Creates a shallow copy of the current MarshalByRefObject object.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_protmethodNotifyInvalidate(Rectangle)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the Invalidated event with a specified region of the control to invalidate.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnAcceptsTabChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the AcceptsTabChanged event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnAutoSizeChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the AutoSizeChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnBackColorChanged(EventArgs^)

Occurs when the value of the BackColor property changes.(Overrides Control::OnBackColorChanged(EventArgs^).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnBackgroundImageChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BackgroundImageChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnBackgroundImageLayoutChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BackgroundImageLayoutChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnBindingContextChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BindingContextChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnBorderStyleChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BorderStyleChanged event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnCausesValidationChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the CausesValidationChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnChangeUICues(UICuesEventArgs^)

Raises the ChangeUICues event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnClick(EventArgs^)

Raises the Click event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnClientSizeChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ClientSizeChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnContextMenuChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ContextMenuChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnContextMenuStripChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ContextMenuStripChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnControlAdded(ControlEventArgs^)

Raises the ControlAdded event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnControlRemoved(ControlEventArgs^)

Raises the ControlRemoved event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnCreateControl()

Raises the CreateControl method.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnCursorChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the CursorChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnDockChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the DockChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnDoubleClick(EventArgs^)

Raises the DoubleClick event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnDragDrop(DragEventArgs^)

Raises the DragDrop event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnDragEnter(DragEventArgs^)

Raises the DragEnter event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnDragLeave(EventArgs^)

Raises the DragLeave event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnDragOver(DragEventArgs^)

Raises the DragOver event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnEnabledChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the EnabledChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnEnter(EventArgs^)

Raises the Enter event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnFontChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the FontChanged event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnForeColorChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ForeColorChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnGiveFeedback(GiveFeedbackEventArgs^)

Raises the GiveFeedback event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnGotFocus(EventArgs^)

Raises the GotFocus event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnHandleCreated(EventArgs^)
System_CAPS_protmethodOnHandleDestroyed(EventArgs^)

Raises the HandleDestroyed event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnHelpRequested(HelpEventArgs^)

Raises the HelpRequested event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnHideSelectionChanged(EventArgs^)

Raise the HideSelectionChanged event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnImeModeChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ImeModeChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnInvalidated(InvalidateEventArgs^)

Raises the Invalidated event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnIsOverwriteModeChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the IsOverwriteModeChanged event.

System_CAPS_protmethodOnKeyDown(KeyEventArgs^)

Raises the KeyDown event.(Overrides Control::OnKeyDown(KeyEventArgs^).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnKeyPress(KeyPressEventArgs^)
System_CAPS_protmethodOnKeyUp(KeyEventArgs^)

Raises the KeyUp event.(Overrides Control::OnKeyUp(KeyEventArgs^).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnLayout(LayoutEventArgs^)

Raises the Layout event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnLeave(EventArgs^)

Raises the Leave event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnLocationChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the LocationChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnLostFocus(EventArgs^)

Raises the LostFocus event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMarginChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the MarginChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMaskChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the MaskChanged event.

System_CAPS_protmethodOnModifiedChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ModifiedChanged event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseCaptureChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the MouseCaptureChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseClick(MouseEventArgs^)

Raises the MouseClick event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseDoubleClick(MouseEventArgs^)

Raises the MouseDoubleClick event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseDown(MouseEventArgs^)

Raises the MouseDown event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseEnter(EventArgs^)

Raises the MouseEnter event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseHover(EventArgs^)

Raises the MouseHover event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseLeave(EventArgs^)

Raises the MouseLeave event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseMove(MouseEventArgs^)

Raises the MouseMove event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs^)

Raises the MouseUp event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMouseWheel(MouseEventArgs^)

Raises the MouseWheel event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMove(EventArgs^)

Raises the Move event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnMultilineChanged(EventArgs^)

Typically raises the MultilineChanged event, but disabled for MaskedTextBox.(Overrides TextBoxBase::OnMultilineChanged(EventArgs^).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnNotifyMessage(Message)

Notifies the control of Windows messages.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnPaddingChanged(EventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This method is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnPaint(PaintEventArgs^)

Raises the Paint event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnPaintBackground(PaintEventArgs^)

Paints the background of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentBackColorChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BackColorChanged event when the BackColor property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentBackgroundImageChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BackgroundImageChanged event when the BackgroundImage property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentBindingContextChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the BindingContextChanged event when the BindingContext property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ParentChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentCursorChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the CursorChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentEnabledChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the EnabledChanged event when the Enabled property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentFontChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the FontChanged event when the Font property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentForeColorChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ForeColorChanged event when the ForeColor property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentRightToLeftChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the RightToLeftChanged event when the RightToLeft property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnParentVisibleChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the VisibleChanged event when the Visible property value of the control's container changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnPreviewKeyDown(PreviewKeyDownEventArgs^)

Raises the PreviewKeyDown event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnPrint(PaintEventArgs^)

Raises the Paint event. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnQueryContinueDrag(QueryContinueDragEventArgs^)

Raises the QueryContinueDrag event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnReadOnlyChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the ReadOnlyChanged event.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnRegionChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the RegionChanged event. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnResize(EventArgs^)

Raises the Resize event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnRightToLeftChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the RightToLeftChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnSizeChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the SizeChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnStyleChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the StyleChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnSystemColorsChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the SystemColorsChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnTabIndexChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the TabIndexChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnTabStopChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the TabStopChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnTextAlignChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the TextAlignChanged event.

System_CAPS_protmethodOnTextChanged(EventArgs^)
System_CAPS_protmethodOnValidated(EventArgs^)

Raises the Validated event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnValidating(CancelEventArgs^)
System_CAPS_protmethodOnVisibleChanged(EventArgs^)

Raises the VisibleChanged event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPaste()

Replaces the current selection in the text box with the contents of the Clipboard.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPerformLayout()

Forces the control to apply layout logic to all its child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPerformLayout(Control^, String^)

Forces the control to apply layout logic to all its child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPointToClient(Point)

Computes the location of the specified screen point into client coordinates.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPointToScreen(Point)

Computes the location of the specified client point into screen coordinates.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPreProcessControlMessage(Message%)

Preprocesses keyboard or input messages within the message loop before they are dispatched.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodPreProcessMessage(Message%)

Preprocesses keyboard or input messages within the message loop before they are dispatched.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessCmdKey(Message%, Keys)

Processes a command key.(Overrides TextBoxBase::ProcessCmdKey(Message%, Keys).)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessDialogChar(Char)

Processes a dialog character.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessDialogKey(Keys)

Processes a dialog key.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessKeyEventArgs(Message%)

Processes a key message and generates the appropriate control events.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessKeyMessage(Message%)

Overrides the base implementation of this method to handle input language changes.(Overrides Control::ProcessKeyMessage(Message%).)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessKeyPreview(Message%)

Previews a keyboard message.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodProcessMnemonic(Char)

Processes a mnemonic character.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRaiseDragEvent(Object^, DragEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the appropriate drag event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRaiseKeyEvent(Object^, KeyEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the appropriate key event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRaiseMouseEvent(Object^, MouseEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the appropriate mouse event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRaisePaintEvent(Object^, PaintEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the appropriate paint event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRecreateHandle()

Forces the re-creation of the handle for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodRectangleToClient(Rectangle)

Computes the size and location of the specified screen rectangle in client coordinates.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodRectangleToScreen(Rectangle)

Computes the size and location of the specified client rectangle in screen coordinates.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodRefresh()

Forces the control to invalidate its client area and immediately redraw itself and any child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetBackColor()

Resets the BackColor property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetBindings()

Causes a control bound to the BindingSource to reread all the items in the list and refresh their displayed values.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetCursor()

Resets the Cursor property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetFont()

Resets the Font property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetForeColor()

Resets the ForeColor property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetImeMode()

Resets the ImeMode property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodResetMouseEventArgs()

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Resets the control to handle the MouseLeave event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetRightToLeft()

Resets the RightToLeft property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResetText()

Resets the Text property to its default value.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResumeLayout()

Resumes usual layout logic.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodResumeLayout(Boolean)

Resumes usual layout logic, optionally forcing an immediate layout of pending layout requests.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRtlTranslateAlignment(ContentAlignment)

Converts the specified ContentAlignment to the appropriate ContentAlignment to support right-to-left text.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRtlTranslateAlignment(HorizontalAlignment)

Converts the specified HorizontalAlignment to the appropriate HorizontalAlignment to support right-to-left text.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRtlTranslateAlignment(LeftRightAlignment)

Converts the specified LeftRightAlignment to the appropriate LeftRightAlignment to support right-to-left text.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRtlTranslateContent(ContentAlignment)

Converts the specified ContentAlignment to the appropriate ContentAlignment to support right-to-left text.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRtlTranslateHorizontal(HorizontalAlignment)

Converts the specified HorizontalAlignment to the appropriate HorizontalAlignment to support right-to-left text.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodRtlTranslateLeftRight(LeftRightAlignment)

Converts the specified LeftRightAlignment to the appropriate LeftRightAlignment to support right-to-left text.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodScale(Single)

Obsolete.Scales the control and any child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodScale(Single, Single)

Obsolete.Scales the entire control and any child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodScale(SizeF)

Scales the control and all child controls by the specified scaling factor.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodScaleControl(SizeF, BoundsSpecified)

Scales a control's location, size, padding and margin.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodScaleCore(Single, Single)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This method is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodScrollToCaret()

Scrolls the contents of the control to the current caret position. This method is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubmethodSelect()

Activates the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSelect(Boolean, Boolean)

Activates a child control. Optionally specifies the direction in the tab order to select the control from.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSelect(Int32, Int32)

Selects a range of text in the text box.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSelectAll()

Selects all text in the text box.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSelectNextControl(Control^, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean, Boolean)

Activates the next control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSendToBack()

Sends the control to the back of the z-order.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetAutoSizeMode(AutoSizeMode)

Sets a value indicating how a control will behave when its AutoSize property is enabled.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSetBounds(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)

Sets the bounds of the control to the specified location and size.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSetBounds(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, BoundsSpecified)

Sets the specified bounds of the control to the specified location and size.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetBoundsCore(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, BoundsSpecified)

Sets the specified bounds of the TextBoxBase control.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetClientSizeCore(Int32, Int32)

Sets the size of the client area of the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetStyle(ControlStyles, Boolean)

Sets a specified ControlStyles flag to either true or false.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetTopLevel(Boolean)

Sets the control as the top-level control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSetVisibleCore(Boolean)

Sets the control to the specified visible state.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodShow()

Displays the control to the user.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodSizeFromClientSize(Size)

Determines the size of the entire control from the height and width of its client area.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSuspendLayout()

Temporarily suspends the layout logic for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current masked text box. This method overrides ToString.(Overrides TextBoxBase::ToString().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodUndo()

Undoes the last edit operation in the text box. This method is not supported by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubmethodUpdate()

Causes the control to redraw the invalidated regions within its client area.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUpdateBounds()

Updates the bounds of the control with the current size and location.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUpdateBounds(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)

Updates the bounds of the control with the specified size and location.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUpdateBounds(Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32, Int32)

Updates the bounds of the control with the specified size, location, and client size.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUpdateStyles()

Forces the assigned styles to be reapplied to the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_protmethodUpdateZOrder()

Updates the control in its parent's z-order.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodValidateText()

Converts the user input string to an instance of the validating type.

System_CAPS_protmethodWndProc(Message%)

Processes Windows messages.(Overrides TextBoxBase::WndProc(Message%).)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubeventAcceptsTabChanged

Occurs when the value of the AcceptsTab property has changed. This event is not raised by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubeventAutoSizeChanged

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This event is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventBackColorChanged

Occurs when the value of the BackColor property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventBackgroundImageChanged

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Occurs when the value of the BackgroundImage property changes. This event is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventBackgroundImageLayoutChanged

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Occurs when the value of the BackgroundImageLayout property changes. This event is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventBindingContextChanged

Occurs when the value of the BindingContext property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventBorderStyleChanged

Occurs when the value of the BorderStyle property has changed.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventCausesValidationChanged

Occurs when the value of the CausesValidation property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventChangeUICues

Occurs when the focus or keyboard user interface (UI) cues change.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventClick

Occurs when the text box is clicked.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventClientSizeChanged

Occurs when the value of the ClientSize property changes. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventContextMenuChanged

Occurs when the value of the ContextMenu property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventContextMenuStripChanged

Occurs when the value of the ContextMenuStrip property changes. (Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventControlAdded

Occurs when a new control is added to the Control::ControlCollection.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventControlRemoved

Occurs when a control is removed from the Control::ControlCollection.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventCursorChanged

Occurs when the value of the Cursor property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDisposed

Occurs when the component is disposed by a call to the Dispose method. (Inherited from Component.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDockChanged

Occurs when the value of the Dock property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDoubleClick

Occurs when the control is double-clicked.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDragDrop

Occurs when a drag-and-drop operation is completed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDragEnter

Occurs when an object is dragged into the control's bounds.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDragLeave

Occurs when an object is dragged out of the control's bounds.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventDragOver

Occurs when an object is dragged over the control's bounds.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventEnabledChanged

Occurs when the Enabled property value has changed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventEnter

Occurs when the control is entered.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventFontChanged

Occurs when the Font property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventForeColorChanged

Occurs when the ForeColor property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventGiveFeedback

Occurs during a drag operation.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventGotFocus

Occurs when the control receives focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventHandleCreated

Occurs when a handle is created for the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventHandleDestroyed

Occurs when the control's handle is in the process of being destroyed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventHelpRequested

Occurs when the user requests help for a control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventHideSelectionChanged

Occurs when the value of the HideSelection property has changed.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventImeModeChanged

Occurs when the ImeMode property has changed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventInvalidated

Occurs when a control's display requires redrawing.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventIsOverwriteModeChanged

Occurs after the insert mode has changed.

System_CAPS_pubeventKeyDown

Occurs when a key is pressed while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventKeyPress

Occurs when a character. space or backspace key is pressed while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventKeyUp

Occurs when a key is released while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventLayout

Occurs when a control should reposition its child controls.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventLeave

Occurs when the input focus leaves the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventLocationChanged

Occurs when the Location property value has changed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventLostFocus

Occurs when the control loses focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMarginChanged

Occurs when the control's margin changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMaskChanged

Occurs after the input mask is changed.

System_CAPS_pubeventMaskInputRejected

Occurs when the user's input or assigned character does not match the corresponding format element of the input mask.

System_CAPS_pubeventModifiedChanged

Occurs when the value of the Modified property has changed.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseCaptureChanged

Occurs when the control loses mouse capture.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseClick

Occurs when the control is clicked by the mouse.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseDoubleClick

Occurs when the control is double clicked by the mouse.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseDown

Occurs when the mouse pointer is over the control and a mouse button is pressed.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseEnter

Occurs when the mouse pointer enters the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseHover

Occurs when the mouse pointer rests on the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseLeave

Occurs when the mouse pointer leaves the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseMove

Occurs when the mouse pointer is moved over the control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseUp

Occurs when the mouse pointer is over the control and a mouse button is released.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMouseWheel

Occurs when the mouse wheel moves while the control has focus.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMove

Occurs when the control is moved.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventMultilineChanged

Typically occurs when the value of the Multiline property has changed; however, this event is not raised by MaskedTextBox.

System_CAPS_pubeventPaddingChanged

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This event is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventPaint

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Occurs when the control is redrawn. This event is not relevant for this class.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventParentChanged

Occurs when the Parent property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventPreviewKeyDown

Occurs before the KeyDown event when a key is pressed while focus is on this control.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventQueryAccessibilityHelp

Occurs when AccessibleObject is providing help to accessibility applications.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventQueryContinueDrag

Occurs during a drag-and-drop operation and enables the drag source to determine whether the drag-and-drop operation should be canceled.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventReadOnlyChanged

Occurs when the value of the ReadOnly property has changed.(Inherited from TextBoxBase.)

System_CAPS_pubeventRegionChanged

Occurs when the value of the Region property changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventResize

Occurs when the control is resized.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventRightToLeftChanged

Occurs when the RightToLeft property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventSizeChanged

Occurs when the Size property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventStyleChanged

Occurs when the control style changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventSystemColorsChanged

Occurs when the system colors change.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventTabIndexChanged

Occurs when the TabIndex property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventTabStopChanged

Occurs when the TabStop property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventTextAlignChanged

Occurs when the text alignment is changed.

System_CAPS_pubeventTextChanged

Occurs when the Text property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventTypeValidationCompleted

Occurs when MaskedTextBox has finished parsing the current value using the ValidatingType property.

System_CAPS_pubeventValidated

Occurs when the control is finished validating.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventValidating

Occurs when the control is validating.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubeventVisibleChanged

Occurs when the Visible property value changes.(Inherited from Control.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIDropTarget::OnDragDrop(DragEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the DragDrop event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIDropTarget::OnDragEnter(DragEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the DragEnter event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIDropTarget::OnDragLeave(EventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the DragLeave event.(Inherited from Control.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIDropTarget::OnDragOver(DragEventArgs^)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Raises the DragOver event.(Inherited from Control.)

The MaskedTextBox class is an enhanced TextBox control that supports a declarative syntax for accepting or rejecting user input. Using the Mask property, you can specify the following input without writing any custom validation logic in your application:

  • Required input characters.

  • Optional input characters.

  • The type of input expected at a given position in the mask; for example, a digit, or an alphabetic or alphanumeric character.

  • Mask literals, or characters that should appear directly in the MaskedTextBox; for example, the hyphens (-) in a phone number, or the currency symbol in a price.

  • Special processing for input characters; for example, to convert alphabetic characters to uppercase.

When a MaskedTextBox control is displayed at run time, it represents the mask as a series of prompt characters and optional literal characters. Each editable mask position, representing a required or optional input, is shown with a single prompt character. For example, the number sign (#) is often used as a placeholder for a numeric character input. You can use the PromptChar property to specify a custom prompt character. The HidePromptOnLeave property determines if the user sees the prompt characters when the control loses input focus.

As the user types input into the masked text box, valid input characters replace their respective prompt characters in a sequential fashion. If the user types an invalid input character, no replacement occurs, but instead a beep is issued if the BeepOnError property is set to true, and the MaskInputRejected event is raised. You can provide your own custom error logic by handing this event.

When the current insertion point is at a literal character, the user has a number of options:

  • If a character other than the prompt character is typed, the literal will automatically be skipped and the input character will be applied to the next editable position, represented by the next prompt character.

  • If the prompt character is typed and the AllowPromptAsInput property is true, the input will overtype the prompt character and insertion point will be moved to the next position in the mask.

  • As is always the case, the arrow keys can be used to navigate to a previous or subsequent position.

You can use the MaskFull property to verify whether or not the user has entered all of the required input. The Text property will always retrieve the user's input formatted according to the mask and the TextMaskFormat property.

The MaskedTextBox control actually defers all mask processing to the System.ComponentModel::MaskedTextProvider class specified by the MaskedTextProvider property. This standard provider supports all Unicode characters except for surrogates and vertically combined characters; however, the AsciiOnly property can be used to restrict input to the characters sets a-z, A-Z, and 0-9.

Masks do not necessarily guarantee that a user's input will represent a valid value for a given type; for example, -9 could be entered for an age in years. You can verify that a user's input represents a valid value by assigning an instance of that value's type to the ValidatingType property. You can detect whether the user removes focus from MaskedTextBox when it contains an invalid value by monitoring for the TypeValidationCompleted event. If type validation succeeds, the object representing the value will be available through the ReturnValue property of the TypeValidationEventArgs parameter.

As with the TextBox control, several common keyboard shortcuts do not work with MaskedTextBox. In particular, CTRL-R (right justify text), CTRL-L (left justify text), and CTRL-L (center text) have no effect.

MaskedTextBox was designed to retain most of the functionality of the Masked Edit control in Visual Basic 6.0. The following table lists common properties on the Masked Edit control and gives their equivalents on MaskedTextBox.

Masked Edit control (Visual Basic 6.0) property

Equivalent MaskedTextBox (.NET Framework) property

AllowPrompt property

AllowPromptAsInput

AutoTab property

None

ClipMode property

CutCopyMaskFormat

ClipText property

Text (when TextMaskFormat is set to ExcludePromptAndLiterals)

Format property

None

FormattedText property

Text (when TextMaskFormat is set to IncludePromptAndLiterals)

Mask property

Mask

PromptChar property

PromptChar

PromptInclude property

ResetOnPrompt

ValidationError event

MaskInputRejected

System_CAPS_cautionCaution

The MaskedTextBox control does not support multiline configuration or undo functionality. However, while the members associated with these features have been retained for compatibility with the TextBoxBase base class, their implementations perform no actions.

The following code example initializes the MaskedTextBox to accept a date, and uses both the MaskInputRejected and TypeValidationCompleted events to alert the user to invalid input.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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