View Full Version : Password fields appear weird on XP/2003

Jason Davis
05-21-2004, 01:42 PM
I've modified the SdShowDlgEdit3 dialog so that one of the fields is a password field.

When I run my setup on Windows 2000 the field behaves as you would expect with asterisks replacing the characters in the field as you type them in. On WinXP and Win2003, however, thin and tightly spaced little black boxes appear instead of the asterisks.

I suspected this had something to do with the default system font and that the asterisk wasn't somehow part of the font on those machines, but that's not the case.

Any ideas what might be causing this behavior? The black boxes I know will be inconvenient for my end users.

05-26-2004, 03:52 PM
For one possible solution, please see this thread: http://community.installshield.com/showthread.php?threadid=112255...