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Text Mask

To validate the user input as text symbols, use the TextMaskedEntry. The resulting value is a string object.

The table below lists the mask characters that can be used with TextMaskedEntry. The characters can be set to the Mask property.

Mask Character Description
0 (Required) Digit. This element will accept any single digit between 0 and 9.
9 (Optional) Digit or space.
# (Optional) Digit or space. If this position is blank in the mask, it will be rendered as the character in the PromptChar property. For example, "$######.##" displays as a literal "$", accepts a numeric amount with six places and two places to the right of the decimal, that is, $123456.56.
L (Required) Accepts letters only.
? (Optional) Letter.
& (Required) Character.
C (Optional) Character.
A (Required) Alphanumeric. Accepts any symbol.
a (Optional) Alphanumeric.
. Decimal placeholder.
, Thousands placeholder.
: Time separator.
/ Date separator.
$ Currency symbol.
< Shifts down. Converts all characters that follow to lowercase.
> Shifts up. Converts all characters that follow to uppercase.
\ Disables a previous shift up or shift down.
\\ Escape. Escapes a mask character, turning it into a literal. "\\" is the escape sequence for a backslash.
All other characters All non-mask elements will appear as themselves within RadTextMaskedEntry. Literals always occupy a static position in the mask at run time, and cannot be moved or deleted by the user.

The following example demonstrates how to create a RadTextMaskedEntry:

<telerik:RadTextMaskedEntry x:Name="textMaskedEntry" Mask="aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" AutomationId="textMask" />

The image below shows the end result.

RadTextMaskedEntry

For the MaskedEntry Text Mask examples, go to the SDKBrowser Demo Application and navigate to MaskedEntry -> Mask Types category.

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