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DataFormMaskedEditorAttribute.Mask Property

Gets or sets the editor’s input mask expression.

Namespace: DevExpress.Maui.DataForm

Assembly: DevExpress.Maui.Editors.dll

Declaration

public string Mask { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
String

A mask expression string.

Remarks

A mask defines a pattern used for entered values. For example, when a text editor should accept a fixed-length string in a pre-defined format (for example, a phone number, zip code, etc).

Use the Mask property to specify the mask expression. It can include meta and literal characters.

  • A metacharacter is a user input placeholder (identified by the underscore character - _).
    The following table lists the available metacharacters:

    Character

    Description

    L

    An alphabetic character. For example, A-Z, a-z for the USA.

    0

    A numeric character.

    C

    Any character.

  • A literal character is a fixed part of the mask that cannot be edited. To display a metacharacter as a literal, precede it with a backslash (\).

The following example shows how to specify a mask and apply it to a value of the PersonalInfo object’s Phone property:

using DevExpress.Maui.DataForm;
// ... 

namespace DataFormExample {
    public class PersonalInfo {
        // ...

        [DataFormMaskedEditor(Mask = "(000) 000-0000")]
        public string Phone { get; set; }
    }
}
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