PasswordBox.PasswordChar Property

Gets or sets the masking character for the PasswordBox. This is a dependency property.

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

'Declaration
Public Property PasswordChar As Char
'Usage
Dim instance As PasswordBox 
Dim value As Char 

value = instance.PasswordChar

instance.PasswordChar = value
<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 = '.';

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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