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Overview

The masked entry control lets you restrict input to certain types of characters, text, and numbers using mask characters or regex. This control is used to create a template for providing information such as telephone numbers, IP addresses, product IDs, and so on.


Variable length mask expression

The masked entry control gives you great flexibility to control variable length of data input.

xamarin forms masked text box with variable length mask expression


Culture

Special symbols like currency symbols, date separators, decimal separators, etc., are applied based on the provided culture.


Custom prompt character

The masked entry control provides the flexibility to customize the prompt character when the default prompt character ( _ ) is not suitable for your scenario.

xamarin forms masked text box with custom prompt character


Validation mode

The masked entry control lets you to choose when to validate the data input.

Lost focus

Validate the data input when the control loses its focus.

xamarin forms masked text box with lost focus validation

Key press

Validation triggers for each key press.

xamarin forms masked text box with key press validation


Formatting clipboard text

During a cut or copy operation, the masked entry control provides the option to format the clipboard text with literals and prompt characters.

Exclude prompt and literals

Value contains only the typed characters; the prompt characters and literals are excluded.

Masked text box control Value contains typed characters

Include prompt

Value contains the typed characters and prompt characters; literals are excluded.

Masked text box control Value contains typed characters and prompt characters

Include literals

Value contains the typed characters and literals; prompt characters are excluded.

xamarin forms masked text box value contains typed characters and literals

Include prompt and literals

Value contains typed characters, prompt characters, and literals.

xamarin forms masked text box value contains typed characters, prompt characters, and literals


Watermark

The watermark will prompt you with instructions or important information when it is not in focus and no valid characters are entered.

Masked text box control with Watermark text


Appearance

The appearance is highly customizable.

Text appearance

xamarin forms masked text box with custom text color

The masked entry control allows you to change the text font name, font style, font size, and color.

Border color

xamarin forms masked text box with custom border color

Customize border color of the masked edit control to any of the predefined native colors.

Error border color

xamarin forms masked text box with custom error border color

The masked entry control provides the flexibility to customize the error border color when the default error border color (Color.Red) is not suitable for your scenario.


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