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  • Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

    I know this should be easy.
    But I'm coming up with blanks.

    I have a UX Component that includes a textbox to hold a Password which I want to be able to allow the user to change from the Password mode to a regular Textbox, thus allowing them to view its contents.
    I'm sure I need to get a pointer to the textbox, but I can't find any methods to change it's password property.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

    Hi Gordon,
    It's very likely this action is prevented as part of the browser's security model.
    I use textboxes and javascript if I need plaintext passwords.

    Untested but in theory might work:

    var pass = document.createElement('input');
    pass.type = 'password';
    document.body.appendChild(pass);
    pass.type = 'text';
    pass.value = 'Password';
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    • #3
      Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

      http://screencast.com/t/RnHcbO8ppH
      take a look at this screencast.
      the password reveal is available in windows I think, and I am not sure it is programmable.
      so I playing around with alpha and so far this is what I have. may be you can improve and show how it goes.
      if it does not fit, please disregard.
      thanks for reading

      gandhi

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      • #4
        Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

        Thanks Gandhi for taking the time to make the short video illustrating your suggestion.

        I could probably do something similar to that, but I am convinced there has to be an easier way... something along the lines of:

        var = {dialog.object}.getPointer('Textbox1');

        if (var.Password == true) {
        var.Password = false }
        else {
        var.Password = true;
        }

        I am just having difficulty finding the right syntax to accomplish this.

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        • #5
          Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

          Originally posted by gkpurcey View Post
          I know this should be easy.
          But I'm coming up with blanks.

          I have a UX Component that includes a textbox to hold a Password which I want to be able to allow the user to change from the Password mode to a regular Textbox, thus allowing them to view its contents.
          I'm sure I need to get a pointer to the textbox, but I can't find any methods to change it's password property.

          Can anyone help?

          Thanks.
          How about having a hidden textbox that is plaintext that you show if required then store the password back when they hit submit.

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          • #6
            Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

            I looked in the e object and found this:
            http://data2web.network/style/images/art/screen1.jpg
            (not letting me upload today)

            It looks promising. There may be other references but I stopped digging at that point.

            PS: This is not from a login screen, just an email form I built with textboxes.
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            • #7
              Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

              OK,

              As often happens, once I post I end up finding a (the) solution...

              I am using a textbox named "Password" (with it's "Password" property checked) to display the contents of a field that I want to be able to show as a Password (little black circles) or as plain text.

              It turns out you can easily manipulate the "type" property of the textbox. Here is the code I used in the click event of the button:

              Code:
              var pw = {dialog.object}.getPointer('Password');
              
              if ( $ga(pw,'type') == 'password') 
              
              {
                $sa(pw,'type','text'); 
              }
              
              else
              
              {
               $sa(pw,'type','password'); 
              }
              I also (re)discovered the "Reference" section of the Alpha Five documentation, which is where I found these javascript functions. (Under the "Table of Contents" tab).
              Last edited by Al Buchholz; 08-28-2015, 01:59 PM. Reason: a (the)

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              • #8
                Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

                I should have said "a" solution, not "the" solution!

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                • #9
                  Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

                  coolness!
                  thank you for showing your solution to this.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

                    Originally posted by gkpurcey View Post
                    I should have said "a" solution, not "the" solution!
                    Gald to hear you found a solution.

                    You should be able to edit a post for an hour or so after creating it.

                    So you see an edit post button in the lower right section of your message?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

                      Thank you for this!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Alternately show and hide Text in a Textbox Password

                        Glad you found it helpful.

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