TextInput mask


Is it possible to mask a textInput? For example, in a date field the user is writing the value and automatically is getting a mask.

I tried something like that:

var htmlInputText = CAF.model('#{activePageBean.clientIds['htmlInputText']}');


The client-side model of the input text control does not currently provide support for a mask. However, there are certainly many 3rd party javascript libraries that can do something like that or you can probably accomplish it with your own custom javascript code in the keyup client-side event handler of the text input control.

For example, something like this as the keyup client-side event handler:

var v = this.value;
if (v.match(/^\d{2}$/) !== null) {
    this.value = v + '/';
} else if (v.match(/^\d{2}\/\d{2}$/) !== null) {
    this.value = v + '/';

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