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VB.net/VBA Typing password into text box (making it invisible)

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Hi

I have two text boxes  in my application that the user uses to log in
In the second password box I don't want the password to be visible but
instead I'd like dots or x's to appear.

How should do this?

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by:Imran Javed Zia
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Hi,
If you are working in Winforms then you can either use textmast of textbox control or better to use PasswordBox control
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by:Deepak Lakkad
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For ASP.Net there is TextMode property for TextBox. You can use it in following way.

<asp:TextBox id="tb2" TextMode="password" runat="server" />

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For WinForms, there is PasswordChar Property for TextBox. You can set any character in this property. The character will appear in textbox in place of your actual text.

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Set the PasswordChar property of Textbox to any character you want such as * or x

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.windows.forms.textbox.passwordchar.aspx
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thanks for the help
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