This is a recreation of the VB6 MaskEdBox (COM control) for Visual Studio .NET 2003. Supports cut, copy, and paste, and also allows you to set the
Text properties of the control. Here is a list of the supported mask chars:
Normal mask chars:
|,||Comma (or thousands separator)|
|()||Left and right parenthesis|
Special mask chars:
|>||Greater than (Lowercase)|
|<||Less than (Uppercase)|
|\||Backslash (Literal handler)|
You will notice that the mask that gets displayed in run mode versus design mode is the same, as in VB6 it actually had the mask displayed in design mode and the input mask displayed during runtime. This
MaskEditBox just displays the input mask (minor detail).
When the user pastes text into the
MaskEditBox, if there are illegal chars within the clipboard, those chars will be stripped. For instance, in the clipboard is the text "555ABC9874", and the
Mask property is set to (###)###-####. Then, the result that will be displayed is "(555)___-8974". This will also happen when you set the
Text property of the control:
MaskEditBox1.Text = "555ABC9874";.
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Control now supports the backslash literal handler. Also fixed some minor bugs where the keys being pressed would not show due to mask restrictions not implemented correctly.
Format property: you can now select from 12 different formats, each as the original. This property does not allow for custom format types. The format selected and implemented must be within the list. Also note that working with dates and times with this control's
Format property does not behave the same. How Microsoft was able to get 06-Jan-00 just from the number 7 is beyond me!
|0||Fixed number format|
|c||General Date and Time format|
|dddddd||Long Date format|
|dd-mmm-yy||Medium Date format|
|ddddd||Short Date format|
|ttttt||Long Time format|
|hh:mm AM/PM||Medium Time format|
|hh:mm||Short Time format|
ClippedText method (same as
ClipText in VB6).
Fixed a small bug where if the
OnKeyPress was checked for set key events. They would not respond due to the events being overridden.