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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.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Char
The character used as the placeholder in a masked editor.
The default is '_'.

Expanded Remarks

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 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
'_'
'*'

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