Set cursor position while focus on the input textbox in Angular Maskedtextbox component

28 Sep 20233 minutes to read

By default, on focusing the MaskedTextBox the entire mask gets selected. You can customize by using any one of the following methods:

  • Setting cursor position at the start of the MaskedTextBox.
  • Setting cursor position at the end of the MaskedTextBox.
  • Setting cursor at the specified position in the MaskedTextBox.

The selectionStart and selectionEnd set to 0 instead of the input element value’s length, when we focus on a MaskedTextBox control filled with all mask characters. This is the default behavior of the HTML 5 input element.

Following is an example that demonstrates the above cases to set cursor position in the MaskedTextBox using focus event.

import { Component } from '@angular/core';

    selector: 'app-root',
    // sets mask format to the MaskedTextBox
    template: `
            <div class="col-sm-6">
                <br/><ejs-maskedtextbox #mask="" id="mask1" mask='00000-00000' value='93828-32132' name="mask_value1" placeholder= 'Default cursor position' floatLabelType= 'Always'></ejs-maskedtextbox><br/>
                <ejs-maskedtextbox #mask="" id="mask2" mask='00000-00000' value='83929-4342' name="mask_value2" placeholder= 'Cursor positioned at start' floatLabelType= 'Always' (focus)= "onStartfocus($event)"></ejs-maskedtextbox><br/>
                <ejs-maskedtextbox #mask="" id="mask3" mask='00000-00000' value='83929-3213' name="mask_value3" placeholder= 'Cursor positioned at end' floatLabelType= 'Always' (focus)= "onEndfocus($event)"></ejs-maskedtextbox><br/>
                <ejs-maskedtextbox #mask="" id="mask4" mask='+1 000-000-0000' value='234-432-432' name="mask_value4" placeholder= 'Cursor at specified position' floatLabelType= 'Always' (focus)= "onSpecificfocus($event)"></ejs-maskedtextbox>

export class AppComponent {
    public onStartfocus(args: any): void {
        //sets cursor position at start of MaskedTextBox
        args.selectionEnd= args.selectionStart = 0;
        public onEndfocus(args: any): void {
        //sets cursor position at end of MaskedTextBox
        args.selectionStart=args.selectionEnd = args.maskedValue.length;
        public onSpecificfocus(args: any): void {
        //sets cursor at specified position
        args.selectionStart = 3;
        args.selectionEnd = 3;
import { NgModule } from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';
import { AppComponent } from './app.component';
import { MaskedTextBoxModule } from '@syncfusion/ej2-angular-inputs';

 * Module
    imports: [
    declarations: [AppComponent],
    bootstrap: [AppComponent]
export class AppModule { }
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { enableProdMode } from '@angular/core';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';