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PasswordBox.PasswordChar Property

Gets or sets the masking character for the PasswordBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public char PasswordChar { get; set; }
<object PasswordChar="char" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Char
A masking character to echo when the user enters text into the PasswordBox.
The default value is a bullet character ().

Identifier field

PasswordCharProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

When text is entered into a PasswordBox, the masking character specified by this property is echoed in the password input field, rather than the actual password itself. This helps prevent passwords from being exposed to casual observers when they are entered.

The following example shows how to set the PasswordChar attribute of a PasswordBox element.

<PasswordBox
  Name="pwdBox" 
  MaxLength="64"
  PasswordChar="#"
  PasswordChanged="PasswordChangedHandler"  
/>

The following example shows how to set the PasswordChar property programmatically.

// Change the password masking character to a period.
pwdBox.PasswordChar = '.';

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.

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