Indicates that an object's text representation is obscured by characters such as asterisks. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Determines whether two instances are equal. (Overrides Attribute.Equals(Object).)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||Returns an indication whether the value of this instance is the default value. (Overrides Attribute.IsDefaultAttribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute.Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
If the attribute is placed on a property or a type, its text representation in a property window appears as dots or asterisks to indicate a password field.
This indication in no way represents any type of encryption or security. For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.
The following code example demonstrates using the to obscure the value of a string property in a PropertyGrid control. For a full code listing, see How to: Apply Attributes in Windows Forms Controls.
' This property exists only to demonstrate the ' PasswordPropertyText attribute. When this control ' is attached to a PropertyGrid control, the returned ' string will be displayed with obscuring characters ' such as asterisks. This property has no other effect. <Category("Security"), _ Description("Demonstrates PasswordPropertyTextAttribute."), _ PasswordPropertyText(True)> _ Public ReadOnly Property Password() As String Get Return "This is a demo password." End Get End Property
Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.