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PasswordBox.Password Property

Gets or sets the password currently held by the PasswordBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public string Password { get; set; }
<object Password="string" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.String
A string representing the password currently held by the PasswordBox.
The default value is Empty.

When you get the Password property value, you expose the password as plain text in memory. To avoid this potential security risk, use the SecurePassword property to get the password as a SecureString.

Setting this property to null causes the underlying password to be set to Empty.

The following example shows how to set the Password property programmatically.


PasswordBox pwdBox = new PasswordBox();
pwdBox.Password = "Open Sesame!";


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, 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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