Setting Value in Textbox with TextMode=”Password”

February 22, 2009


I had a requirement, that when user details are edited the admin should be able to edit the password.

First I should to display clear password (ofcourse it is worng) as that page was visible to admin only.

Then I had to change that and had to display asterik (‘*’) instead of clear password.

So Obvisiouly I did something like

18 this.txtPassword.Text = (string)dr[0];

But this did not work for me

So I googled and found this article

Setting Value of Password Field

so I just changed the above code to

18 this.txtPassword.Attributes.Add(“value”,(string)dr[0]);

and it worked liked a charm.

Note: Please do read this article, if you want to preserve the value for password field even when postback occurs.

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