8 Mar 20181 minute to read

The Masked text box is an advanced version of the EditText control that restricts your input to certain types of characters, text, and numbers using a mask pattern. This control is used to create a template for providing information such as telephone numbers, IP addresses, product IDs, and so on.

Key features

  • The input can be masked with a fixed or variable length by setting the MaskType to Text or RegEx, respectively.
  • Custom prompt characters can be set.
  • Special symbols such as currency symbol, date separator, decimal separator, etc., can be localized based on the culture.
  • Input validation can be done either during each key press or when the control loses its focus.
  • Values can be accessed with or without literal and prompt characters.
  • Clipboard operations can be used with or without literal and prompt characters.
  • Watermark text can be used to display an instruction or important information.
  • The UI of the masked text box is completely customizable.