MaskedTextBox.TextMaskFormat Property


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

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

public MaskFormat TextMaskFormat { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.MaskFormat

One of the MaskFormat values. The default is IncludeLiterals.

Exception Condition

Property set with a MaskFormat value that is not valid.

The TextMaskFormat property determines how the literal and prompt characters in the mask are processed when the generating the formatted string. More specifically, it determines whether literal characters, prompt characters, or both are included in the Text property. When prompt characters are excluded, they are transformed into spaces in the formatted string.


The CutCopyMaskFormat property serves a similar purpose with respect to how the Text property is interpreted.

.NET Framework
Available since 2.0
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