Obscuring password data in a data grid

Nonsanity form at nonsanity.com
Fri May 13 09:55:09 EDT 2011

Careful with a password protect font. It may not be readable, but someone
can select, copy, and paste somewhere else to read it. I'd only do this if
it were a list of my passwords that I didn't want people to read over my
shoulder, but then in that form, I can't read them either so what's the
point of even displaying them.

It would be safer to keep the actual passwords somewhere else in memory like
in an array, and put the array's KEYS in the grid, disguised with the
password font. Then you can sort and reorder the list in the grid, but still
have quick access to the actual passwords.

 ~ Chris Innanen
 ~ Nonsanity

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 9:13 AM, Keith Clarke <
keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk> wrote:

> Thanks Mike, some useful grist to the mill there.
> FYI I already have the problem solved for a single password field - by
> using a PasswordEntry font (that has bullets set for all its glyph images).
> I seem to recall Trevor DeVore sharing this for maybe a Live 09 session
> (apologies to those concerned, if I got the details or citation wrong
> there).
> The problem is that whilst a data grid's overall font can be set - I can't
> see an obvious way to override this at a column level.
> Best,
> Keith..
> On 13 May 2011, at 13:39, Mike Bonner wrote:
> > Not sure if this is what you want, but theres some cool stuff offered by
> > Mark S here. http://www3.economy-x-talk.com/file.php?node=libraries
> > <http://www3.economy-x-talk.com/file.php?node=libraries>One of the
> things at
> > that location is a password field that you could probably use. If nothing
> > else, might provide ideas.
> >
> > On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:18 AM, Keith Clarke <
> > keith.clarke at clarkeandclarke.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi folks,
> >> Any ideas on how one goes about obfuscating data in a 'Password' column
> of
> >> a data grid?
> >> I don't seen an option to set a column-specific password entry font, so
> >> could I perhaps use some clever property or behaviour trick on its
> >> containing cell?
> >> Best,
> >> Keith..
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