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Overview

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


Variable length mask expressions

The Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry control gives you great flexibility to control variable length of data input.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry demonstrates variable length mask expression for email ID.


Culture

Values are formatted based on the set culture with special symbols like currency symbols, date separators, and decimal separators.


Custom prompt character

Customize the prompt character when the default prompt character ( _ ) is not suitable for your scenario.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry with custom prompt character.


Validation mode

Choose when to validate the data input.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry with lost focus validation.

Lost focus

Validate the data input when the control is no longer in focus.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry validates input on key press.

Key press

Validation triggers for each key press.


Formatting clipboard text

During a cut or copy operation, format the clipboard text with literals and prompt characters.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry value contains typed characters.

Exclude prompt and literals

A value contains only typed characters and excludes the prompt characters and literals.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry value contains typed characters and prompt characters.

Include prompt

A value contains typed characters and prompt characters, but excludes the literals.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry value contains typed characters and literals.

Include literals

A value contains typed characters and literals, but excludes the prompt characters.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry value contains typed characters, prompt characters, and literals.

Include prompt and literals

A value contains typed characters, prompt characters, and literals.


Watermark

A watermark will prompt you with instructions or important information when the Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry control is not in focus and has no valid characters.

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry with watermark text.


Appearance

The appearance is highly customizable.

Text appearance

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry with text color customization.

Customize the text font name, font style, font size, and color.

Border color

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry with border color customization.

Customize the border color of the Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry to any of the predefined native colors to match your app theme.

Error border color

Xamarin.Forms Masked Entry with error border color customization.

Flexibly customize the error border color when the default error border color (Color.Red) is not suitable for your scenario.


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