Nearly every input field includes an Input Mask property. An input mask refers to a specific expression that allows a user to only enter data in a certain format.


For example, you may want users to enter an order number that follows a certain standard (000 - S00) where the 0 is a number and the S is a letter. The Input Mask feature will force the user’s input into that format.


Input Mask Options

  • Digits Only: 0
  • Digits Optional: 9
  • Digits Recursive: #
  • Alphanumeric: A
  • Alphabetical: S


Other allowed characters

An input mask can contain other characters to assist in your mask such as slashes, commas, spaces, dashes, periods, parentheses, colons, percentages, etc.


Digits Only

To apply a mask that only allows digits, use the 0 character. Here are several examples:
  • Date: 00/00/0000
  • Time: 00:00:00
  • DateTime: 00/00/0000 00:00:00
  • Phone: (000) 000-0000


Digits Optional

To apply a mask that sets digits as optional, use the 9 character. Here is an example:
  • IP Address: 099.099.099.099


Digits Recursive

To apply a mask that sets digits as recursive, use the # character. Here is an example:

  • Multiple Digits: 0#


Alphanumeric

To apply a mask that only allows alphanumeric characters, use the A character. Here is an example:

  • Product Key: AA-000-000

Alphabetical

To apply a mask that only allows alphabetical characters, use the S character. Here is an example:

  • Multiple Letters: S#