SecurePasswordTextBox update

Since there has been so much interest in the SecurePasswordTextBox control (see my previous post and ), I thought I would take the time to iron out the bugs. When I first released it, I performed minimal testing (i.e. about 15 minutes worth) and just thought if anybody else is interested, then I might put some real effort in.

Well since then it was featured in an MSDN webcast by Dan Sellers of Microsoft and I have received almost 300 downloads in a short span of time. So just as a quick courtesy note, it has now been updated to V1.1 and works (AFAIK) 100%. Previous versions didn't handle certain situations property where text in the middle was selected and you typed a character, it would simply append the char and not do a replacement (thanks Nick :-) )

All is now well. Go grab it from here

For those unaware, its a Windows Forms TextBox control that uses the .Net V2 SecureString class to store its contents. Basically, you now have a UI control that allows directly entry into this secure string class and makes it useable from a windows UI perspective. (See my previous post for a full explanation.)


  • What is the licensing for this control?

  • Ed, The licensing is this:

    Do what you will with the control. I take responsibility for nothing :-) The source code is free for everyone to copy if they want. I dont care too much. Would be nice to know where its used though, thats about it.

  • Hello, I am unable to import your project into my Visual Studio 2005. All I get when I try to import is a popup window with this message: "The selected file is a solution file, but was created by a newer version of this application and cannot be opened."
    Please help, thank you.

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