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PasswordRecovery.UserNameFailureText Property

Gets or sets the text displayed when the user name entered by the user is not a valid user name for the Web site.

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

public virtual string UserNameFailureText { get; set; }
<asp:PasswordRecovery UserNameFailureText="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The text displayed when the user name entered by the user is not a valid user name for the Web site. The default is "We were unable to access your information. Please try again."

The UserNameFailureText property contains the error message that is displayed when the user enters a user name that is not recognized by the membership provider defined in the MembershipProvider property.

The style settings in the FailureTextStyle property define the appearance of the text in the UserNameFailureText property.

When you assign a template to the UserNameTemplate property, the UserNameFailureText property is displayed in an optional Literal control with the ID property set to "FailureText".

The default text for the property is localized based on the server's locale setting.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

The following code example sets the UserNameFailureText property to "We couldn't find that user name. Please try again."

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
<script runat="server">
<html xmlns="" >
    <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:PasswordRecovery id="PasswordRecovery1" runat="server" 
            GeneralFailureText="You password cannot be retrieved at this time. Please try again later." 
            QuestionFailureText="Your answer does not match the stored answer. Please try again." 
            UserNameFailureText="We couldn't find that user name. Please try again.">
            <FailureTextStyle backcolor="Red" forecolor="White"></FailureTextStyle>

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0