Displays a dialog box prompting the user to input a password.

passwordbox <message> <title> [<special>]


string <message>
It is displayed in the dialog box.
string <title>
It is displayed as the dialog box title.
integer <special> (optional default=0)
If it is non-zero, following strings in <message> is treated as spacial character.
input output
\\ "\"
\n line feed
\t tab
This option is obsolete. You are recommended to use the strspecial command.

Return Value

System variable <inputstr>
The string entered by the user is returned.


The password typed by the user is not displayed as is. Instead, asterisks are displayed.


passwordbox 'Enter password' 'Login'

See also