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is an option to InputField that determines whether to mask user input.
  • An option setting FieldMasked->True specifies that the contents of an input field should be masked.
  • Masked input fields are typically used for input fields that hold private information such as passwords.
  • Input fields are masked visually and from attempts to copy the contents to the clipboard.
  • A masked input field displays exactly one asterisk for each character in the input field.
Create a masked input field:
Create a masked input field:
Click for copyable input
Typesetting constructs are not masked, but individual characters are:
Although text is masked, it is not encrypted and can be accessed programmatically:
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