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Windows Application Development Cookbook by Marcin Jamro

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Adding a password box

The previously described TextBox control is great for entering various kinds of information. However, it is not a perfect solution for typing passwords. To handle this type of information, the PasswordBox control is available. You will learn how to use it in this recipe.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you only need the automatically generated project.

How to do it...

To add a password box and handle the PasswordChanged event, perform the following steps:

  1. Place the PasswordBox control on the page and adjust its appearance by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file as follows:
            <Page (...)> 
                <Grid (...)> 
                    <PasswordBox PlaceholderText="Type a password..." VerticalAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" Margin="20" ...

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