Posted on 2004-10-13
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
I have a textbox.  txtPassword and I need to clear it and put the focus back on it if a wrong password is entered.  This is what I have coded that does not work...

If txtPassword.text = ""
Messagebox.Show("message here")
txtPassword.backcolor = color.aqua
end if

This does not work, how do I code it right?
Question by:freebird317
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arif_eqbal earned 20 total points
ID: 12305171
First thing if you'r checking If txtPassword.text = ""
there's no point setting txtPassword.clear()

However that's not an issue, there's nothing in this code it ought to work if there is no other thing which is stopping the focus...


Author Comment

ID: 12305212
What is happening is if the wrong password is put in then it does not clear the ***** and does not bring the focus back

Expert Comment

ID: 12305247
I believe what you it is an easy  fix. I beleive if you set txtPassword.text .Text = "" 

that will clear any thing in the text box.

Then the call you would want to make is txtPassword.text .SetFocus.

hope that works and  helps
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Expert Comment

ID: 12305268
See in case of wrong Password your if clause is not satisfied i.e.

If txtPassword.text = ""

because the TextBox is not Empty so the code to set focus is not run at all.

This code will run only if the textbox is empty


Expert Comment

ID: 12307954
what language are you trying to do this in. It looks like client side VB Script but not sure. If it is try

Change If txtPassword.text = "" to If Not (txtPassword.text = "") then 'or If txtPassword.text <> "" then
If txtPassword.text <> ""
  Messagebox.Show("message here")
  txtPassword.backcolor = color.aqua
  txtPassword.value = "" or txtPassword.text = ""
end if

Expert Comment

ID: 12310010
The reason why the box isn't cleared is because the textfield isn't empty...

What youre are doing is looking if it is empty and then try to clear it... but it isn't empty so It never gets cleared..
Use the folowing cod to fix this.

If txtPassword.text <> ""
  Messagebox.Show("message here")
  txtPassword.backcolor = color.aqua
  txtPassword.text = ""
end if

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