ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer Method
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MembershipUser.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer Method

Updates the password question and answer for the membership user in the membership data store.

Namespace: System.Web.Security
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public virtual bool ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer (
	string password,
	string newPasswordQuestion,
	string newPasswordAnswer
)
public boolean ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer (
	String password, 
	String newPasswordQuestion, 
	String newPasswordAnswer
)
public function ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer (
	password : String, 
	newPasswordQuestion : String, 
	newPasswordAnswer : String
) : boolean
Not applicable.

Parameters

password

The current password for the membership user.

newPasswordQuestion

The new password question value for the membership user.

newPasswordAnswer

The new password answer value for the membership user.

Return Value

true if the update was successful; otherwise, false.

Exception typeCondition

System.ArgumentException

password is an empty string.

-or-

newPasswordQuestion is an empty string.

-or-

newPasswordAnswer is an empty string.

System.ArgumentNullException

password is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer calls the ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer method of the membership provider referenced by the ProviderName property to update the password question and answer for the membership user in the membership data store.

The membership provider may have restrictions on the size of the password question and answer. For size limitations, see the documentation for the membership provider.

The following code example updates the password question and answer for the current logged-on user.

Security noteSecurity Note:

This example contains a text box that accepts user input, which is a potential security threat. By default, ASP.NET Web pages validate that user input does not include script or HTML elements. For more information, see Script Exploits Overview (Visual Studio).


<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<%@ Import Namespace="System.Web.Security" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">

  public void ChangePasswordQuestion_OnClick(object sender, EventArgs args)
  {
    try
    {
      MembershipUser u = Membership.GetUser(User.Identity.Name);
      Boolean result = u.ChangePasswordQuestionAndAnswer(PasswordTextbox.Text,
                                        QuestionTextbox.Text,
                                        AnswerTextbox.Text);

      if (result)
        Msg.Text = "Password Question and Answer changed.";
      else
        Msg.Text = "Password Question and Answer change failed.";
    }
    catch (Exception e)
    {
      Msg.Text = "Change failed. Please re-enter your values and try again.";
    }
  }

</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
  <title>Sample: Change Password Question and Answer</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <h3>
      Change Password Question and Answer for
      <%=User.Identity.Name%>
    </h3>
    <asp:Label ID="Msg" ForeColor="maroon" runat="server" /><br />
    <table cellpadding="3" border="0">
      <tr>
        <td>
          Password:</td>
        <td>
          <asp:TextBox ID="PasswordTextbox" runat="server" TextMode="Password" /></td>
        <td>
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="OldPasswordRequiredValidator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="PasswordTextbox"
            ForeColor="red" Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>
          New Password Question:</td>
        <td>
          <asp:TextBox ID="QuestionTextbox" MaxLength="256" Columns="60" runat="server" /></td>
        <td>
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="QuestionRequiredValidator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="QuestionTextbox"
            ForeColor="red" Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>
          New Password Answer:</td>
        <td>
          <asp:TextBox ID="AnswerTextbox" MaxLength="128" Columns="60" runat="server" /></td>
        <td>
          <asp:RequiredFieldValidator ID="AnswerRequiredValidator" runat="server" ControlToValidate="AnswerTextbox"
            ForeColor="red" Display="Static" ErrorMessage="Required" /></td>
      </tr>
      <tr>
        <td>
        </td>
        <td>
          <asp:Button ID="ChangePasswordQuestionButton" Text="Change Password Question and Answer"
            OnClick="ChangePasswordQuestion_OnClick" runat="server" /></td>
      </tr>
    </table>
  </form>
</body>
</html>

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0

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