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MaskedTextBox.AllowPromptAsInput Property

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

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

Public Property AllowPromptAsInput As Boolean
Dim instance As MaskedTextBox
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.AllowPromptAsInput

instance.AllowPromptAsInput = value
/** @property */
public boolean get_AllowPromptAsInput ()

/** @property */
public void set_AllowPromptAsInput (boolean value)

public function get AllowPromptAsInput () : boolean

public function set AllowPromptAsInput (value : boolean)

Property Value

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.

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