Gets the password for the specified user name from the data source.
Assembly: System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)
Takes, as input, a user name and a password answer and retrieves the password for that user from the data source and returns the password as a string.
also checks the value of the RequiresQuestionAndAnswer property. If RequiresQuestionAndAnswer is true, checks the value of the supplied answer parameter against the stored password answer in the data source. If they do not match, a MembershipPasswordException exception is thrown.
If your custom membership provider supports hashed passwords, the method should throw an exception if the EnablePasswordRetrieval property is set to true and the password format is set to Hashed. Hashed passwords cannot be retrieved.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
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