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Hi,

I have a password field where i display the password entered with a * and i append one more * to make it look like ** for every key stroke. I want to disable the space bar key from the password.. The code i have still gives one * for space bar..how do i supress it.


If KeyAscii = 32 Then
MsgBox "Space is not a valid key", vbOKOnly
txtPassword.SetFocus
Exit Sub

Else
txtPassword.Text = txtPassword.Text & "*"
txtPassword.SelStart = Len(txtPassword.Text)
End If

If KeyAscii = 8 Then
txtPassword.Text = Mid(txtPassword.Text, 1, Len(txtPassword.Text) - 2)
txtPassword.SelStart = Len(txtPassword.Text)
End If


Thanks
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Question by:sramkris
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by:inthedark
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If KeyAscii = 32 Then
   MsgBox "Space is not a valid key", vbOKOnly
   txtPassword.SetFocus
    KeyAscii = 0
Exit Sub

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inthedark earned 400 total points
ID: 6927420
Also suggest that you set the PasswordChar property of the textbox to "*"

In this way you only need the following code (EXAMPLE FOR TEXT1):

Private Sub Text1_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer)

Static ValidKeys As String
Static Done As Boolean

If Not Done Then
    ' ADD YOU VALID KEYS HERE:
    ValidKeys = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEGHIJLKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ`¬!""£$%^&*(){}_+=[]/\?><,.;:'"
End If
If InStr(ValidKeys, Chr(KeyAscii)) = 0 Then
    KeyAscii = 0
    MsgBox "Invalid Password Key", vbExclamation, "Error"
    Text1.SetFocus
End If

End Sub

Hope this helps....inthedark
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by:KarcOrigin
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Hi,
Try this -


Private Sub Text1_KeyPress(KeyAscii As Integer)
    If KeyAscii = 32 Then KeyAscii = 0
End Sub
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by:inthedark
ID: 6927423
Woops

If Not Done Then
   Done = True ' I forgot this
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