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Login.FailureAction Property

Gets or sets the action that occurs when a login attempt fails.

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

public virtual LoginFailureAction FailureAction { get; set; }
/** @property */
public LoginFailureAction get_FailureAction ()

/** @property */
public void set_FailureAction (LoginFailureAction value)

public function get FailureAction () : LoginFailureAction

public function set FailureAction (value : LoginFailureAction)

Not applicable.

Property Value

One of the LoginFailureAction enumeration values. The default is Refresh.

Exception typeCondition


The selected value is not one of the LoginFailureAction enumeration values.

The FailureAction property defines the behavior of the Login control when the user does not successfully log in to the Web site.

The default behavior reloads the page and displays the contents of the FailureText property to alert the user that the login attempt failed.

When FailureAction is set to RedirectToLoginPage, the user is redirected to the login page defined in the Web.config file.

This property cannot be set by themes or style sheet themes. For more information, see ThemeableAttribute and Introduction to ASP.NET Themes.

The following code example shows how to set the FailureAction property both declaratively and in code.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="False"%>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">

<script runat="server">
void Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    Login1.FailureAction = LoginFailureAction.RedirectToLoginPage;


<html xmlns="" >
    <head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
            <asp:Login id="Login1" runat="server" FailureAction="RedirectToLoginPage"></asp:Login>

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