InputExtensions.Password Method (HtmlHelper, String, Object)

Returns a password input element by using the specified HTML helper, the name of the form field, and the value.

Namespace:  System.Web.Mvc.Html
Assembly:  System.Web.Mvc (in System.Web.Mvc.dll)

<ExtensionAttribute> _
Public Shared Function Password ( _
	htmlHelper As HtmlHelper, _
	name As String, _
	value As Object _
) As MvcHtmlString
Dim htmlHelper As HtmlHelper 
Dim name As String 
Dim value As Object 
Dim returnValue As MvcHtmlString 

returnValue = htmlHelper.Password(name, _


Type: System.Web.Mvc.HtmlHelper

The HTML helper instance that this method extends.

Type: System.String

The name of the form field and the ViewDataDictionary key that is used to look up the value.

Type: System.Object

The value of the password input element. If this value is Nothing, the value of the element is retrieved from the ViewDataDictionary object. If no value exists there, the value is retrieved from the ModelStateDictionary object.

Return Value

Type: System.Web.Mvc.MvcHtmlString
An input element whose type attribute is set to "password".

Usage Note

In Visual Basic and C#, you can call this method as an instance method on any object of type HtmlHelper. When you use instance method syntax to call this method, omit the first parameter. For more information, see or

Unlike other input extension methods, the Password method does not repopulate its value from the ModelState object.