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PdfDocumentProcessor.PasswordRequested Event

Occurs when requesting a security password to open a protected PDF file.

Namespace: DevExpress.Pdf

Assembly: DevExpress.Docs.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Document.Processor


public event PdfPasswordRequestedEventHandler PasswordRequested

Event Data

The PasswordRequested event's data class is PdfPasswordRequestedEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
FileName Returns the file name of a document that is requested to be opened in the PDF Viewer or PDF Document Processor.
FilePath Returns the path of the file requested to be opened in the PDF Viewer or PDF Document Processor.
Password Obsolete. This property is now obsolete. Use the PdfPasswordRequestedEventArgs.PasswordString property instead.
PasswordRequestsCount Returns the current number of password request attempts.
PasswordString Specifies the security password to open a PDF file.


To interrupt the password request process, the PdfPasswordRequestedEventArgs.PasswordString property value should be set to null.

An invalid password exception is raised when calling the PdfDocumentProcessor.LoadDocument method if the PdfPasswordRequestedEventArgs.PasswordString property has either the null value or when the password request limit is expired (all requests return an incorrect password).

To change the maximum number of allowed attempts to enter the PDF file’s security password, use the PdfDocumentProcessor.PasswordAttemptsLimit property (the default value is 1).


The following code illustrates the use of the PdfDocumentProcessor.PasswordRequested event.

using DevExpress.Pdf;

namespace RequestPassword {
    class Program {
        static void Main(string[] args) {
            using (PdfDocumentProcessor pdfDocumentProcessor = new PdfDocumentProcessor()) {

                // Handle the PasswordRequested event.             
                pdfDocumentProcessor.PasswordRequested += PdfDocumentProcessor_PasswordRequested;

                // Load a protected PDF document.

                // Unsubscribe from PasswordRequested event.
                pdfDocumentProcessor.PasswordRequested -= PdfDocumentProcessor_PasswordRequested;

                // Save the document.               

        private static void PdfDocumentProcessor_PasswordRequested(object sender, PdfPasswordRequestedEventArgs e) {
            e.PasswordString = "password";
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