Bug 4736 - MonoTouch.Dialog password fields are non-standard
Summary: MonoTouch.Dialog password fields are non-standard
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Alias: None
Product: iOS
Classification: Xamarin
Component: XI runtime ()
Version: 5.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: Untriaged
Assignee: Bugzilla
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Reported: 2012-04-30 09:21 UTC by Matt Jones
Modified: 2012-05-16 14:19 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Matt Jones 2012-04-30 09:21:24 UTC
The password entry fields in MonoTouch.Dialog do not behave like the equivalent UITextField. This causes issues with reviewers and users, who prefer the UITextField behaviour (see below).

UITextField shows the last typed character as the original character (for around 1 sec), and the other characters will be shown as **. This is the default behavior of iOS.
Comment 1 Sebastien Pouliot 2012-05-10 16:54:35 UTC
This is due to:
				entry.EditingChanged += delegate {
					FetchValue ();
				};
in Elements.cs. This seems to reset the state so the char-to-circle effect is lost.

It started with https://github.com/migueldeicaza/MonoTouch.Dialog/commit/4cffe144f89fc9fbfe032d56e67a8583c2d641bf

maybe this can be avoided on secure fields ?
Comment 2 Sebastien Pouliot 2012-05-16 14:19:16 UTC
Miguel fixed this in 37236b68f4c8fc6630e3ac28dd02beb6b5275c33

5.2-series: 02a06de59537c6dd9cba5c3ba10b0c6e5a6f2ad1
master: 482888902f405fd2618da52b0a63336222152826