Simulating password entry
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Aug 18 23:56:10 CDT 2004
On 8/18/04 2:25 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?
It's built in. If you want an encrypted password back:
ask password "Enter your password"
If you want clear text back:
ask password clear "Enter your password"
Both return the user entry in the variable "it".
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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