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On an unbound edit field which is used to enter a password, how do I set the mask to show an asterisk (*) instead of the actual character entered?

Mike Freivogel

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    Posted on Jan 28, 2005 at 02:24 PM

    Hi Mike,

    There's no support for such a behavior in UI API.

    I did not check it in detail, but I could think of a workaround like this:

    You might

    - capture et_KEY_DOWN when BeforeAction = True,

    - store the actual character in some variable,

    - set BubbleEvent = False +

    - replace the string in the EditText (or UserDataSource) with one more asterisk...

    Of course you will also have to handle backspace etc.

    <Del> should not be allowed as you cannot tell where the cursor when it has been pressed.

    Maybe I forgot something, but I think it could work.

    ...but I am sure some developers already faced the same challenge?

    HTH anyway,


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