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Text field to Password field using javascript.

Hi Experts,

I have a text field in HTML page.  Using Javascript I just want to change the text to password field and password to text field.

I am developing a software that supports this funtionality in Windows Program using some APIs. I just want to support all those in the HTML also.

PS: I can't create different instance of text field for the password... i have to set it the same field...

Please suggest.

Roshan Davis
Roshan Davis
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strictly speeking you can not chage the type as the type property is "write-once"


>As of Microsoft Internet Explorer 5, the type property is read/write-once, but only when an input element is created with the createElement method and before it is added to the document.

however you can overwrite the control with a new instance using outterHTML
the same method I use here to reconstruct its value can also be used to reconstruct other attributes.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
            <INPUT id="Field1" type="password" name="Field1"><br>
            <A href="#" onclick="var v=document.all.Field1.value;document.all.Field1.outerHTML='<INPUT id=Field1 type=text name=Field1>';document.all.Field1.value=v;return false;">Change To Text</span><br>
            <A href="#" onclick="var v=document.all.Field1.value;document.all.Field1.outerHTML='<INPUT id=Field1 type=password name=Field1>';document.all.Field1.value=v;return false;">Change To Password</span><br>

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