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PasswordRecovery.OnUserLookupError Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Raises the UserLookupError event.

Namespace: System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

protected virtual void OnUserLookupError (
	EventArgs e
protected void OnUserLookupError (
	EventArgs e
protected function OnUserLookupError (
	e : EventArgs



An EventArgs that contains the event data.

The OnUserLookupError method is called when the membership provider is unable to find the user name entered on the initial screen. The default implementation raises the UserLookupError event.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnUserLookupError method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors When overriding OnUserLookupError in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnUserLookupError method so that registered delegates receive the event.

The following code example defines a custom PasswordRecovery control that overrides the OnUserLookupError method to change the UserNameTitleText property if the user enters an incorrect answer to the password confirmation question.

<%@ page language="C#" %>

<script runat="server">
    class CustomPasswordRecovery : PasswordRecovery
        override protected void OnAnswerLookupError(EventArgs e)
            QuestionTitleText = "Try again";
            TitleTextStyle.ForeColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
        // Add the custom password recovery control to the page.
        void Page_Init(object sender, EventArgs e)
            CustomPasswordRecovery passwordRecoveryControl = new CustomPasswordRecovery();
            passwordRecoveryControl.ID = "passwordRecoveryControl";

<form runat="server">
        <asp:placeholder id="PlaceHolder1" runat="server"></asp:placeholder>&nbsp;</p>


Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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