How can I implement a simple phone mask in jQuery for an asp:TextBox control?

There has to be a simple jQuery solution for this. I've put in too much time trying to implement this on my own so I'm calling "uncle". I don't want a plug in, but just a way to implement a phone mask that will add parenthesis and or hyphens / dashes ("-") as needed.
Michael SterlingWeb Applications DeveloperAsked:
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Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
These things start out sounding simple, but once you get into it you find differently.   Use a good plug in that already has the kinks worked out.  If you don't want to load a 2nd js file, then copy the code to your jquery file and place it after the jquery code.

From there you can mask
  $('.phone_with_ddd').mask('(00) 0000-0000');
  $('.phone_us').mask('(000) 000-0000');

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Otherwise, try building on this.,js,output
  var phoneMask;
  var strPhone = $(this).val();
  var phoneLen = strPhone.length;
 if(phoneLen >= 10){
        phoneMask = strPhone.slice(0, 3) + "-"+strPhone.slice(3,6)+"-"+strPhone.slice(6,10);
   phoneMask = strPhone;


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Miguel OzSoftware EngineerCommented:
If you targeting modern browsers that supports HTML 5 then you can use the new "tel" type and define the pattern you wish to validate:
<input type='tel' pattern='[\+]\d{2}[\(]\d{2}[\)]\d{4}[\-]\d{4}' title='Phone Number (Format: +99(99)9999-9999)'> 

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HTML5's Phone Number Input Type section for intro info.
For Sample patterns

Note: There is no need for Jquery for simple patterns.
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
The HTML5 input types only show validation and not masking.  I interpreted the question as entering or displaying from the server 1111111111 but showing 111-111-1111 or (111) 111-1111
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Michael SterlingWeb Applications DeveloperAuthor Commented:
I am still working on getting this put into place.
Scott Fell, EE MVEDeveloper & EE ModeratorCommented:
>I am still working on getting this put into place.
Are you waiting for different answers? or are you implementing something?

If you are waiting for different answers, what is your aversion to a plug in? These things have already gone through the wringer and are working.  If you don't want to have multiple js files, you shouldn't for production anyway and your solution should be to compress the plug in and place the script after jquery all on the same js file.

Once you do that, you just need to target a specific id or class. I find it is best to use a class. That way if you have multiple phone numbers your code will look like this:
<input class="phone" name="home_phone">
<script src="path/to/my-js-file.js"><script>

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I provided you a very quick but not very good alternative. I wouldn't expect any of the Experts here to re-write what is already been done a few times over very well.

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