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How to ****** in a DBGrid column?

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I need to 'mask' the keyboard entry to asterisks in one column of a TDBGrig and still be able to save the real characters typed to the underlying table. How?
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Question by:ajgonzalezm
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by:EddieShipman
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From what I can see, you'd have to override the InPlace editor and set
it's password Char since it is a descendant of TCustomEdit.
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by:yk030299
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Try this:::::::KnownProblem:It is not beign hidden during editing the cell.

procedure TForm1.DBGrid1DrawColumnCell(Sender: TObject; const Rect: TRect;
  DataCol: Integer; Column: TColumn; State: TGridDrawState);
//DBgrid1.DefaultDrawing:=false;
var l:integer;
var s:string;
begin
  DbGrid1.DefaultDrawColumnCell(Rect,DataCol,Column,State);
  if Column.FieldName='D1' then begin  //MyHidenField
    if not(gdFixed in State) then begin
      s:=Column.Field.AsString;
      for l:=1 to length(s) do s[l]:='*';
      //StatusBar1.SimpleText:=s+Format('[%d-%d]',[Rect.Left,REct.Top]);

      with (Sender as TDBGrid).Canvas do begin
        //Font.Color:=clRed;
        TextRect(Rect,Rect.Left,Rect.Top,s);
      end;
    end;
  end;
end;
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procedure TForm1.DBGrid1DrawColumnCell(Sender: TObject; const Rect: TRect;
  DataCol: Integer; Column: TColumn; State: TGridDrawState);
//1)set
//  DBgrid1.DefaultDrawing:=false;
//2)put a TDBEdit on DBGrid1 and bind to the field you want; set
//DBEdit4.Passwordchar='*';
var l:integer;
var s:string;
begin
  DbGrid1.DefaultDrawColumnCell(Rect,DataCol,Column,State);
  if Column.FieldName='D1' then begin  //MyHidenField
    if not(gdFixed in State) then begin
      s:=Column.Field.AsString;
      for l:=1 to length(s) do s[l]:='*';
      //StatusBar1.SimpleText:=s+Format('[%d-%d]',[Rect.Left,REct.Top]);

      with (Sender as TDBGrid).Canvas do begin
        //Font.Color:=clRed;
        TextRect(Rect,Rect.Left,Rect.Top,s);
      end;
    end;
    if (gdFocused in State) then begin
      DBEdit4.Top   :=DBGrid1.Top   +Rect.Top;
      DBEdit4.Left  :=DBGrid1.Left  +Rect.Left+1;
      DBEdit4.Width :=Column.Width;
//      DBEdit4.height:=DBGrid1.Font.Height;
    end;
  end;
end;
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by:ITugay
ID: 2799965
Why so difficult?
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procedure TForm1.DBGrid1DrawColumnCell(Sender: TObject; const Rect: TRect;
  DataCol: Integer; Column: TColumn; State: TGridDrawState);
begin
   if DataCol = 1 then
   DBGrid1.Canvas.TextRect(Rect,Rect.Left+2,Rect.Top+2,'******');
end;
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If you need to hide typed character in column in edit mode, then you need to override function  TDBGrid.CreateEditor: TInplaceEdit;

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Igor.
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