Module java.desktop
Package javax.swing

Class JPasswordField

All Implemented Interfaces:
ImageObserver, MenuContainer, Serializable, Accessible, Scrollable, SwingConstants

@JavaBean(description="Allows the editing of a line of text but doesn\'t show the characters.") public class JPasswordField extends JTextField
JPasswordField is a lightweight component that allows the editing of a single line of text where the view indicates something was typed, but does not show the original characters. You can find further information and examples in How to Use Text Fields, a section in The Java Tutorial.

JPasswordField is intended to be source-compatible with java.awt.TextField used with echoChar set. It is provided separately to make it easier to safely change the UI for the JTextField without affecting password entries.

NOTE: By default, JPasswordField disables input methods; otherwise, input characters could be visible while they were composed using input methods. If an application needs the input methods support, please use the inherited method, enableInputMethods(true).

Warning: The JPasswordField will not show the original characters that were typed, instead displaying alternative text or graphics. However this doesn't prevent the password from appearing in the system memory. For handling confidential information such as the password text, refer to the relevant section at Secure Coding Guidelines.

Warning: Swing is not thread safe. For more information see Swing's Threading Policy.

Warning: Serialized objects of this class will not be compatible with future Swing releases. The current serialization support is appropriate for short term storage or RMI between applications running the same version of Swing. As of 1.4, support for long term storage of all JavaBeans has been added to the java.beans package. Please see XMLEncoder.