MaskProperties.PlaceHolder Property

For the Simple, Regular and RegEx mask types this property gets or sets the character used as the placeholder in a masked editor.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Mask

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v20.1.dll


public virtual char PlaceHolder { get; set; }
Public Overridable Property PlaceHolder As Char

Property Value

Type Default Description


The character used as the placeholder in a masked editor.


Use the PlaceHolder property to specify the character which is the placeholder.

Placeholders are displayed in the MaskType.Simple, MaskType.Regular and MaskType.RegEx mask modes.

For the MaskType.RegEx mask mode placeholders can be hidden by setting the MaskProperties.ShowPlaceHolders property to false.

The following images show empty masked editors with different placeholders. The mask expression is '(999)000-00-00'. The mask type is MaskType.Simple.

Placeholder Image
'_' Mask_BlankUnderscore
'*' Mask_BlankAsterisk
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