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MaskedTextBox.SelectedText Property

Gets or sets the current selection in the MaskedTextBox control.

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

public override string SelectedText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0