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PasswordBox.SecurePassword Property

Updated: July 2008

Gets the password currently held by the PasswordBox as a SecureString.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public SecureString SecurePassword { get; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Security.SecureString
A secure string representing the password currently held by the PasswordBox.

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.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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 SP1, 3.0 SP2

Date

History

Reason

July 2008

Added new member: SecurePassword

SP1 feature change.

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