TextEdit.Mask Property

Gets or sets a mask expression.

Namespace: DevExpress.XamarinForms.Editors

Assembly: DevExpress.XamarinForms.Editors.dll

Declaration

public string Mask { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
String

A mask expression string.

Remarks

TextEdit supports input masks. A mask defines a pattern for the entered string. It can be useful 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 - _). Use the MaskPlaceholderChar and PlaceholderColor properties to change the character and its color. 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 by users. To display a metacharacter as a literal, precede it with a backslash (\).
<dxe:TextEdit Mask="+1 (000) 000-0000" 
              MaskPlaceholderChar="#">
</dxe:TextEdit>
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