During the recent Antipodean roadshow a request was made for some new EditLine functionality typically found on mobile operating systems such as Android. Specifically this was to provide a way for a password-style edit control to allow each typed character to be shown briefly before being masked like so:

New Password Functionality

New Password Functionality

Thankfully this was a relatively simple request and we soon added two new properties to implement this:




This is a  boolean property that changes the EditLine into a password-entry style control when set to TRUE.  When set to FALSE the control acts as a normal EditLine. This property can be set at runtime to mask or unmask the entire password if desired.


This property contains the number of milliseconds to display an entered character before masking it.  When set to 0 the entered character is never displayed. This property also requiresPASSWORDSTYLE to be set to TRUE, otherwise it has no effect.

(Disclaimer: This article is based on preliminary information and may be subject to change in the final release version of OpenInsight 10).