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I would like to add a display characters option to password entries

Posted on 2008-09-30
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Some windows password input boxes have a checkbox that allows you to see the characters you are entering into a password input.
It seems a pretty easy answer with javascript checkbox deciding whether to input in password style or text style.. but I am pretty weak at javascript
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Question by:levelninesports
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by:TurboBorland
ID: 22611509
You would have to use something that can change a value in the form.  Something like DOM manipulation in Javascript.
Simply change the type= from "password" to "text" when the checkbox is checked.
<html>
<script language="javascript">
function show() {
document.formname.pass.type = 'text';
}
</script>
<body>
<form name="formname" method="POST" action="">
Username:  <input type="text" value="" name="user" /><br />
Password:  <input type="password" value="" name="pass" /><br />
<input type="checkbox" name="change" onClick="show()" />Show Password<br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />
</form>
</body>
</html>
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by:levelninesports
ID: 22621122
That's pretty good.. now what do I have to do to have the input type switch back to password when they unclick?
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TurboBorland earned 2000 total points
ID: 22621681
Add an if/else statement:
<html>
<script language="javascript">
function show() {
  if (document.formname.change.checked == true) {
    document.formname.pass.type = 'text';
  } else {
    document.formname.pass.type= 'password';
  }
}
</script>
<body>
<form name="formname" method="POST" action="">
Username:  <input type="text" value="" name="user" /><br />
Password:  <input type="password" value="" name="pass" /><br />
<input type="checkbox" name="change" onClick="show()" />Show Password<br />
<input type="submit" value="Submit" />
</form>
</body>
</html>
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