Using password fields
you want to control access to a form through a password, add a password
field to the form. When a user types in the password field, the
characters are masked by a character that you select. If required,
you can define a specific input pattern that the user must match
to gain access to the form.
After you add a password field to the form design, you can edit
the caption text and manipulate the object’s properties in the Field,
Value, and Binding tabs of the Object palette. You can define these
A password field can be present without forcing users to supply
a password. You can define whether the password is optional, recommended,
or required, and you can set up messages to prompt users appropriately.
All user input can be validated through scripting.
To specify the password display character
In the Object palette,
click the Field tab.
In the Password Display Character box, type the character
that will be used to hide the password value when it is displayed
at run time.
To define the behavior of the field
In the Object palette, click the Value
tab and select one of these options from the Type list:
To allow users to choose whether to enter data, select User
Entered - Optional.
To prompt users to enter data and make the field recommended,
select User Entered - Recommended and type a custom message in the
Empty Message box.
To prompt users to enter data and make the field required,
select User Entered - Required and type a custom message in the
Empty Message box.
If the value is recommended or required, type a prompt in
the Empty Message box.
To define custom data-binding properties for a password field
enable you to build a form that captures data for enterprise infrastructures
and/or use an external data source to populate a form at run time. Set
data-binding properties in the Binding tab of the Object palette.
Select the password field.
Enable the form to connect to the data source when the form
Bind the field to its corresponding data node. For information
about how to bind objects to a data source, see Binding fields to a data source.
To limit the characters entered in password fields
You can limit the number of characters
entered in password fields by specifying that Designer use the horizontal
length of the decimal or numeric field to determine how many characters
In the Object palette, click the Field tab and select
Limit Length to Visible Area.