Password Property
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PasswordBox.Password Property

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Gets or sets the password currently held by the PasswordBox.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

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

Property Value

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

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

The property is set to a null value.

Setting this property to a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) causes the underlying password to be set to Empty.

The following code snippet sets the password to "HelloWorld" using the Password property. This example is part of a larger example available in the PasswordBox class overview.

Security noteSecurity Note:

Avoid hard-coding a password within your source code.


<TextBlock Text="PasswordChar demonstration" Margin="20,10,0,0"/>
<PasswordBox x:Name="MyPWBox2" Margin="20,10,0,0" Height="70" Width="200" 
             Password="HelloWorld" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>
<PasswordBox x:Name="MyPWBox3" Margin="20,10,0,0" Height="70" Width="200" 
             Password="HelloWorld" PasswordChar="$" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>


Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

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