Getting Started

17 Dec 20183 minutes to read

This section explains you the steps required to configure a SfMaskedEdit control in a real-time scenario and provides a walk-through on some of the customization features available in SfMaskedEdit control.

Reference Essential Studio components in your solution

Syncfusion Xamarin components are available in To add masked edit to your project, open the NuGet package manager in Visual Studio, and search for “syncfusion.xamarin.sfmaskededit.ios”, and then install it.

Xamarin.iOS Masked Edit NuGet

Create a Simple SfMaskedEdit

The SfMaskedEdit control is configured entirely in C# code. The following steps explain how to create a SfMaskedEdit and configure its elements:

Add reference to SfMaskedEdit.

using Syncfusion.iOS.MaskedEdit;


Starting with v16.2.0.x, if you reference Syncfusion assemblies from trial setup or from the NuGet feed, you also have to include a license key in your projects. Please refer to this link to know about registering Syncfusion license key in your Xamarin application to use our components.

Create an instance of SfMaskedEdit.

using System;
using UIKit;
using Syncfusion.iOS.MaskedEdit;
using CoreGraphics;

namespace MaskedEdit
    public partial class ViewController : UIViewController
        public ViewController(IntPtr handle) : base(handle)

        public override void ViewDidLoad()

            //Initialize the SfMaskedEdit with required frame.
            SfMaskedEdit maskedEdit = new SfMaskedEdit();
            maskedEdit.Frame = new CGRect(10, 50, 350, 40); 

        public override void DidReceiveMemoryWarning()
            // Release any cached data, images, etc that aren't in use.

Masking the input

To mask the input, set the Mask properties as follows:

SfMaskedEdit maskedEdit = new SfMaskedEdit();
maskedEdit.Mask = "00/00/0000";

This mask expression allows only numeric inputs in the places of 0.
Refer to this link to know more about the Mask characters and Mask Types available in SfMaskedEdit control.
Run the project and check if you get the following output to make sure that you have configured your project properly to add SfMaskedEdit.

Xamarin.iOS Masked Edit

You can find the complete getting started sample from this link.