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Hello, I've created a GUI with 2 inputs/buttons and 1 checkbox(check the picture below). The password input is hidden with asterisk signs. I want to show the password whenever the checkbox is checked. Here's my code:

#include <GUIConstants.au3>
#include <EditConstants.au3>
GUICreate("My First Gui", 245, 130)

GUICtrlCreateLabel("E-mail", 5, 13)
$userInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 40, 11, 200, "")
GUICtrlCreateLabel("Pass", 5, 47)
$passInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 40, 43, 200, "")
$checkBox = GUICtrlCreateCheckbox("Show Password", 40, 70)
$logButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Login", 190, 100, 50)
$alrButton = GUICtrlCreateButton("Already Logged", 5, 100, 100)
While 1
    Switch GUIGetMsg()
        Case $checkBox
            If GUICtrlRead($checkBox) = $GUI_CHECKED Then
                GUICtrlSetStyle($passInput, default)
                GUICtrlSetStyle($passInput, $ES_PASSWORD)
        Case $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE

The problem is with this line GUICtrlSetStyle($passInput, default) isn't working.

I don't want to copy input data, delete the input box, create an input box and paste the old data into it.
So, I was looking if there's another solution to avoid doing that?

P.S: I've read through the help file/read forums/searched on google for about an hour with no luck and I'm new to AutoIt.


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2 minutes ago, Brostafa said:

$passInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 40, 43, 200, "")

I forgot to mention that should be $passInput = GUICtrlCreateInput("", 40, 43, 200, "",$ES_PASSWORD)

Couldn't edit my previous post...

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What kind of sorcery is this? It worked, thanks.

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What kind of sorcery is this?

No sorcery, just a bit of experience.


P.S. Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

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