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Prompt for password entry and hide while it is being typed

some times we need to prompt input box for a password and we need to  hide a password while it is being typed.
 But it is not possible with normal VBScript . we can use the AOM for IE with VBScript to do this.

Following is the code

strPw = GetPassword( “Please enter your password:” )
msgbox  “Your password is: ” & strPw

Function GetPassword( myPrompt )
‘ This function uses Internet Explorer to
‘ create a dialog and prompt for a password.

    Dim objIE
    ‘ Create an IE object
    Set objIE = CreateObject( “InternetExplorer.Application” )
    ‘ specify  the IE  settings
    objIE.Navigate “about:blank”
    objIE.Document.Title = “Password”
    objIE.ToolBar        = False
    objIE.Resizable      = False
    objIE.StatusBar      = False
    objIE.Width          = 300
    objIE.Height         = 180
    ‘ Center the dialog window on the screen
    With objIE.Document.ParentWindow.Screen
        objIE.Left = (.AvailWidth  – objIE.Width ) \ 2
        objIE.Top  = (.Availheight – objIE.Height) \ 2
    End With
    ‘ Insert the HTML code to prompt for a password
    objIE.Document.Body.InnerHTML = “<DIV align=””center””><P>” & myPrompt _
                                  & “</P>” & vbCrLf _
                                  & “<P><INPUT TYPE=””password”” SIZE=””20″” ” _
                                  & “ID=””Password””></P>” & vbCrLf _
                                  & “<P><INPUT TYPE=””hidden”” ID=””OK”” ” _
                                  & “NAME=””OK”” VALUE=””0″”>” _
                                  & “<INPUT TYPE=””submit”” VALUE=”” OK “” ” _
                                  & “OnClick=””VBScript:OK.Value=1″”></P></DIV>”
    ‘ Make the window visible
    objIE.Visible = True
    ‘ Wait till the OK button has been clicked
    Do While objIE.Document.All.OK.Value = 0
        WScript.Sleep 200
    ‘ Read the password from the dialog window
    GetPassword = objIE.Document.All.Password.Value
    ‘ Close and release the object
    Set objIE = Nothing
End Function

The code will create the screen like this


Author: Robvan der Woude


February 15, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized, VBScript and IE Automation | , , ,


  1. Another thing i would like to ask you that “Do you have some idea about how to use QTP on mainframes? I am a project manager here on a mainframe project and we are planing to get do automation using QTP. I will greatly appriciate your help

    Comment by Pari | March 5, 2008 | Reply

  2. Pari,
    You have to use TE(Terminal Emulator)Addin for that.You have to buy that seperatly.

    Comment by quicktestprofessional | March 6, 2008 | Reply

  3. When I am using IE.Visible = TRUE, Application displays for a sec and disapperas,Is there ay method to display the form

    Comment by pooja | July 6, 2008 | Reply

  4. Very usefull. Thank you for taking the time to share.


    Comment by OingoBo | December 9, 2008 | Reply

  5. Dear,
    I have this below password. it is working good. but the problem is when it ask for password and when i type password the text show in the box is visible. it should come in “******” form. just guide me how can i edit this code to get password like this.

    Private Sub CommandButton2_Click()
    If MsgBox(“Are you sure(You have to enter a correct password otherwise this workbook will be closed) ?”, vbYesNo + vbQuestion) = vbNo Then
    Exit Sub
    ‘Code goes here
    Dim pass As String
    pass = InputBox(“Enter Password”)
    If pass “sulaiman” Then ThisWorkbook.Close Saved = True
    Unload Me
    End If

    End Sub

    Comment by Usman | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  6. Just thank you, fully working 🙂

    Comment by Mat | November 10, 2011 | Reply

  7. Very helpful, thanks for sharing

    Comment by Ganesh | August 26, 2016 | Reply

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