storing input of both letters and numbers (for example a password) RRS feed

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  • Pleasant greetings. i would like to get some assistant. i am writing some codes in C# console application, practicing. i would like to ask the user to choose a password and store that password so i can call the variable it was stored in to verify a login. How do i go about doing that. Bare in mind that the password could be letters or numbers or a mixture of both.your assistant would be appreciated.
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:53 PM


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  • Hi

    I guess you are going simply go like this:

    string password = Console.ReadLine();


    var password = Console.ReadLine();

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    Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:03 PM
  • Hi Ricky,

    have a look here:
    Building Console Applications in the .NET Framework

    It says it contains a link to samples.


    • Marked as answer by Caillen Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:49 AM
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:05 PM
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    Paul Linton

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:42 PM
  • Hello ,

    if you only want to store and call a string(letters and numbers) without security requirement, you can store the password string in a file and read it from the file when you need it.
    See [1] to learn more about reading and writing files in C#.

    [1] http://csharp.net-tutorials.com/file-handling/reading-and-writing/

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    • Proposed as answer by Kristin Xie Monday, April 20, 2015 3:13 AM
    • Marked as answer by Caillen Thursday, April 23, 2015 8:49 AM
    Friday, April 17, 2015 12:14 PM
  • Hi ricky,

    I assume you put username and password in a txt file.

    Then you have to read the text file using ReadLine() untill the number entered by the user is matched. If the number matches, read the password, if that matches do whatever, if not display error message. Like the code as below should help.

    string number = "";
    string password = "";
    using (StreamReader sr = File.OpenText(@"c:\textfile.txt"))
                    String input;
                    while ((input = sr.ReadLine()) != null)
                        string[] line = input.Split(',');
                        username = line[0];
                        password = line[1];
                        if (yourUsername == username)
                             if (yourPassword == password)
                                  // Username & Password exist
                                  // Username & Password not found

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    Monday, April 20, 2015 3:21 AM