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Keyboard Support in Mask Parts

Mask sections of some types provide keyboard support. When input focus is within a mask section, end-users can easily modify the masked value using the UP ARROW and DOWN ARROW keys, or the mouse wheel.

The following table contains information about mask types that support using arrow keys and the mouse wheel.

Mask Type

Supported Action


UP ARROW - Increases the value by one

DOWN ARROW - Decreases the value by one


UP ARROW - Moves backward in the enumeration list

DOWN ARROW - Moves forward in the enumeration list

Date-time Specifiers

UP ARROW - Increases the day, month, or year by one

DOWN ARROW - Decreases the day, month, or year by one

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