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PasswordRecovery.QuestionTemplate Property

Gets or sets the template used to display the Question view of the PasswordRecovery control.

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

<TemplateContainerAttribute(GetType(PasswordRecovery))> _
<PersistenceModeAttribute(PersistenceMode.InnerProperty)> _
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Overridable Property QuestionTemplate As ITemplate

Property Value

Type: System.Web.UI.ITemplate
An ITemplate that contains the template for displaying the PasswordRecovery control in Question view. The default is Nothing.

The QuestionTemplate property contains the template that defines the appearance of the PasswordRecovery control in Question view.

The following table lists the required and optional controls used in the Question view template.

ID or Command name

Control type



Any control that implements IEditableTextControl.



Any control that causes event bubbling.


The Submit control can be any control that causes event bubbling, such as Button, LinkButton, or ImageButton. The control's command name property must be set to "Submit".

The PasswordRecovery control throws an HttpException exception if the Question view does not contain the required controls. No exception is thrown if you give an optional control ID to a control of the wrong type; however, the control is subsequently ignored by the PasswordRecovery control.

When you use a template to define the appearance of the Question view, only the following properties affect the behavior of the control:

All other properties are inactive when you use a template for the Question view.

The following code example shows the default template for the Question view.

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.

<%@ page language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">


<html xmlns="" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
<form id="form1" runat="server">
    <asp:passwordrecovery id="PasswordRecovery1" runat="server">
            <table border="0">
                    <td align="Center" colspan="2">Identity Confirmation</td>
                    <td align="Center" colspan="2">Answer the following question to receive your password.</td>
                    <td align="Right">User Name:</td>
                        <asp:literal runat="server" id="UserName"></asp:literal>
                    <td align="Right">Question:</td>
                        <asp:literal runat="server" id="Question"></asp:literal>
                    <td align="Right">Answer:</td>
                        <asp:textbox runat="server" id="Answer"></asp:textbox>
                        <asp:requiredfieldvalidator runat="server" controltovalidate="Answer" errormessage="Answer." id="AnswerRequired">*</asp:requiredfieldvalidator>
                    <td align="Right" colspan="2">
                        <asp:button runat="server" commandname="Submit" text="Submit" id="Button"></asp:button>
                    <td colspan="2" style="color:Red;">
                        <asp:literal runat="server" id="FailureText"></asp:literal>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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.