AW: Password field code to share?

Tiemo Hollmann TB toolbook at
Tue Mar 21 08:46:47 EDT 2017

Hi Trevor,
thanks for sharing this smart solution.
Did you ever had any issues loading the font on any platform or is that a
near 100% reliable approach?

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Betreff: Re: Password field code to share?

On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:48 AM Tiemo Hollmann TB via use-livecode <
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> there have been several solutions for password fields around the 
> community (Eric Chatonet, .), but all I have seen so far are not 
> complete (e.g. no
> copy/paste) or safe in handling or not fully handling all chars. The 
> most comprehensive solution I have seen is based on the input of 
> "rawKeyDown the Key" getting the chars, replacing them by asterisk or 
> bullets and storing the clear password in a custom property. But that 
> solution has a pitfall, it doesn't works with non standard ASCII 
> characters, like German umlaute, because  you can't  retrieve the 
> original char from numToChar(theKey) for theses non standard ASCII 
> chars.
> Before inventing the wheel again, I wanted to ask, if anybody has a 
> sophisticated piece of code for handling a password field willing to
> "Ask password" is not a solution for my case because the password 
> field is part of a form.

I use a custom font that displays all characters as a bullet. Benefit is
that you continue to access the text property of the field to get the
password. I use some code to prevent cut/copy and filter certain types of
input. You can tweak as necessary. I have a tutorial with links and an

Trevor DeVore
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