Simulating password entry

Chipp Walters chipp at
Wed Aug 18 16:06:47 EDT 2004


Using asteriks for passwords in a field




Devin Asay wrote:

> I'm writing an app that simulates a network server login on Mac OS X. I 
> want the password field to behave just like normal password fields in OS 
> X; i.e., bullet characters appear in place of clear text. I've sorta 
> kinda got it working by trapping the keydown message in the password 
> field, but it's quirky. Before I spend a lot of time on this, I thought 
> I'd ask: Has anyone done this and would mind sharing a script?

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