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PasswordBox.Password Property

Gets or sets the password currently held by the PasswordBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

public string Password { get; set; }
<PasswordBox Password="string"/>

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the password currently held by the PasswordBox.
The default value is Empty.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The property is set to a null value.

Setting this property to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) causes the underlying password to be set to Empty.

The following code snippet sets the password to "HelloWorld" using the Password property. This example is part of a larger example available in the PasswordBox class overview.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Avoid hard-coding a password within your source code.


<TextBlock Text="PasswordChar demonstration" Margin="20,10,0,0"/>
<PasswordBox x:Name="MyPWBox2" Margin="20,10,0,0" Height="35" Width="200" Password="HelloWorld" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>
<PasswordBox x:Name="MyPWBox3" Margin="20,10,0,0" Height="35" Width="200" Password="HelloWorld" PasswordChar="$" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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