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brlogo

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I need some help, I need input a password into a text box, but insted of the letters showing up I need * to pop up as the user types. It needs to be done with regular expressions, but i can work with whatever anyone gives me. it should be done with the regex command. also, if anyone knows how to access data bases well from vb i will be looking for some info on that as well.


it will look something like this on the form


User Password |*******| the * are masked charicters the user typed in.



thanks!!
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Hi brlogo,
You dont need to use regular expressions to mask the password characters. .NET provides the feature for both Windows and Web Apps.
  • For Windows Apps:
    Just set the PasswordChar property to *, in the properties window for that particular textbox.
  • For Web Apps:
    There are two ways, one using the standerd Web Server controls, other using the input Password HTML control and converting to a server control.
  • If you use Web Server Control's Textbox, just change the TextMode property to Password
  • Just use the HTML input password control and convert it to a server control.
What qustions related to Database do you have?

Edited by darth_ash, 05 April 2006 - 01:11 AM.

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