How to remove '|' prompt from ES_PASSWORD input box - Winapi/C

Posted on 2016-10-17
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Last Modified: 2016-11-07
Hello, I have the following box


I am asking how can I remove the '|' prompting character from the input box and make it like a standard input box without the appended ES_PASSWORD flag.

Basically it's inconvenient that the prompting character is bigger than the box itself so I'd like to remove it. How is it possible? Here is my CreateWindow call:

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How is your DrawChildWindow() implemented? Please show us the code
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your edit box is too small in vertical size. the standard caret symbol is bigger. either increase the heights of the two controls (what would make look them nicer, in my opinion) or create your own caret symbol:

see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms648398(v=vs.85).aspx for details.

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