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ValidatePasswordEventArgs.Cancel Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the current create-user, change-password, or reset-password action will be canceled.

Namespace:  System.Web.Security
Assembly:  System.Web.ApplicationServices (in System.Web.ApplicationServices.dll)

public bool Cancel { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the current create-user, change-password, or reset-password action will be canceled; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The Cancel property is used to cancel the current CreateUser, ChangePassword, or ResetPassword action. You can cancel the current action by setting the Cancel property to true during the ValidatingPassword event.

If you cancel the current action by setting the Cancel property to true, you can set the FailureInformation property to an exception that describes the reason for the password-validation failure. The calling method will throw the exception that the FailureInformation property is set to. If the FailureInformation property is null, the caller will throw a generic password-validation failure exception.

The following code example shows a ValidatingPassword event that validates the format of the password for the user and cancels the action if the password does not match the required format.


public void Page_Load()
{
  Membership.ValidatingPassword +=
    new MembershipValidatePasswordEventHandler(OnValidatePassword);
}

public void OnValidatePassword(object sender,
                              ValidatePasswordEventArgs args)
{
  System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex r =
    new System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex(@"(?=.{6,})(?=(.*\d){1,})(?=(.*\W){1,})");


  if (!r.IsMatch(args.Password))
  {
    args.FailureInformation =
      new HttpException("Password must be at least 6 characters long and " +
                        "contain at least one number and one special character.");
    args.Cancel = true;
  }
}


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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