Assign Value to Asp.Net TextBox with mode=”Password”
Posted by Virendra Dugar on January 16, 2009
ASP.NET server control doesn’t want to add/display the value in a password textbox because of security concerns. You have to add it yourself using an attribute.
Add this following line of code when you want set the value
*( TextBox1 is a password textbox.)
While given solution will work, if a user does a view source on the form, the password is visible as plain text and that is never good from a security standpoint.
Rather, I would use Viewstate to hold the password value and if the userdoesn’t change it then retrieve the value from view state.
Other Scenario is:-
On most of the web sites at the time of registration password is asked.You must have noticed after submitting the page if you are again redirected to the page due to unsuccessful registration value of password field is lost.
This is due to security concerns as everything is gets rendered on the client side So when you view the source in the browser password value will be there.
But if you want to set the value of password text box explicitly then use following method in .NET 2.0
txtPassword.Attributes[“value”] = Request.Form[txtPassword.ClientID]; //in C#.Net 2.0