Indicates that an object's text representation is obscured by characters such as asterisks. This class cannot be inherited.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
Determines whether two Attribute.Equals(Object).)instances are equal.(Overrides
Returns the hash code for this instance.(Overrides Attribute.GetHashCode().)
Returns an indication whether the value of this instance is the default value.(Overrides Attribute.IsDefaultAttribute().)
When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.(Inherited from Attribute.)
Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
|_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)|
Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.(Inherited from Attribute.)
|_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)|
Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.(Inherited from Attribute.)
Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).(Inherited from Attribute.)
|_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)|
Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.(Inherited from Attribute.)
If theattribute is placed on a property or a type, its text representation in a property window appears as dots or asterisks to indicate a password field.
This indication in no way represents any type of encryption or security. For more information about using attributes, see Extending Metadata Using Attributes.
The following code example demonstrates using the PropertyGrid control. For a full code listing, see How to: Apply Attributes in Windows Forms Controls.to obscure the value of a string property in a
' This property exists only to demonstrate the ' PasswordPropertyText attribute. When this control ' is attached to a PropertyGrid control, the returned ' string will be displayed with obscuring characters ' such as asterisks. This property has no other effect. <Category("Security"), _ Description("Demonstrates PasswordPropertyTextAttribute."), _ PasswordPropertyText(True)> _ Public ReadOnly Property Password() As String Get Return "This is a demo password." End Get End Property
Available since 2.0
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.