Simulating password entry

Dar Scott dsc at swcp.com
Wed Aug 18 16:08:10 CDT 2004


On Aug 18, 2004, at 1:25 PM, 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?

In some releases of Revolution characters with accents marks or umlauts 
will bypass messages, so watch out.

Dar
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