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What are Literal Characters and Mask Characters?

 

The format / behavior for the MaskedEditBox control is defined through its Mask. The Mask is a string that is composed of Literal Characters and Mask Characters.

Literal Characters are characters in a mask that will appear as is. Mask Characters are the placeholders for data input.

For example, a US telephone number can be represented by the Mask (###) - ### #### Extn #### In the above Mask, all the non # characters are Literal characters and the #’s are Mask characters.

Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
1091 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 WinForms MaskedEditBox
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