Updated: February 2009
Represents a control designed for entering and handling passwords.
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
has built-in handling for the bubbling MouseUp and MouseDown events. Consequently, custom event handlers that listen for MouseUp or MouseDown events from a PasswordBox will never be called. If you need to respond to these events, listen for the tunneling PreviewMouseUp and PreviewMouseDown events instead, or register the handlers with the HandledEventsToo argument (this latter option is only available through code). Do not mark the event handled unless you deliberately want to disable native handling of these events, and be aware that this has notable effects on the control's UI.
Dependency properties for this control might be set by the control’s default style. If a property is set by a default style, the property might change from its default value when the control appears in the application. The default style is determined by which desktop theme is used when the application is running. For more information, see Themes.
The following example shows how to specify the handler method for the PasswordChanged event.
The following example shows the corresponding event handler. In this case, the event handler simply increments a counter.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003