GWT - TextBox Widget



The PasswordTextBox widget represents a standard single-line text box that visually masks its input to prevent eavesdropping.

Class declaration

Following is the declaration for class:

public class PasswordTextBox
   extends TextBox

CSS style rules

Following default CSS Style rules will be applied to all the PasswordTextBox widget. You can override it as per your requirements.

.gwt-PasswordTextBox {}
.gwt-PasswordTextBox-readonly {} 

Class constructors

S.N.Constructor & Description
Creates an empty password text box.
2PasswordTextBox(Element element)
This constructor may be used by subclasses to explicitly use an existing element.

Class methods

S.N.Function name & Description
1static PasswordTextBox wrap(Element element)
Creates a PasswordTextBox widget that wraps an existing <input type='password'> element.

Methods inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes:






  • java.lang.Object

PasswordTextBox Widget Example

This example will take you through simple steps to show usage of a PasswordTextBox Widget in GWT. Follow the following steps to update the GWT application we created in GWT - Create Application chapter:

1Create a project with a name HelloWorld under a package com.tutorialspoint as explained in the GWT - Create Application chapter.
2Modify HelloWorld.gwt.xml, HelloWorld.css, HelloWorld.html and as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
3Compile and run the application to verify the result of the implemented logic.

Following is the content of the modified module descriptor src/com.tutorialspoint/HelloWorld.gwt.xml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<module rename-to='helloworld'>
  <!-- Inherit the core Web Toolkit stuff.                        -->
  <inherits name=''/>

  <!-- Inherit the default GWT style sheet.                       -->
  <inherits name=''/>

  <!-- Specify the app entry point class.                         -->
  <entry-point class='com.tutorialspoint.client.HelloWorld'/>

  <!-- Specify the paths for translatable code                    -->
  <source path='client'/>
  <source path='shared'/>


Following is the content of the modified Style Sheet file war/HelloWorld.css.

   text-align: center;
   font-family: verdana, sans-serif;
   font-size: 2em;
   font-weight: bold;
   color: #777777;
   margin: 40px 0px 70px;
   text-align: center;
.gwt-PasswordTextBox {
   color: green; 
.gwt-PasswordTextBox-readonly {
   background-color: yellow;	

Following is the content of the modified HTML host file war/HelloWorld.html.

<title>Hello World</title>
   <link rel="stylesheet" href="HelloWorld.css"/>
   <script language="javascript" src="helloworld/helloworld.nocache.js">

<h1>PasswordTextBox Widget Demonstration</h1>
<div id="gwtContainer"></div>


Let us have following content of Java file src/com.tutorialspoint/ which will demonstrate use of PasswordTextBox widget.

package com.tutorialspoint.client;


public class HelloWorld implements EntryPoint {
   public void onModuleLoad() {
      //create password textboxes
      PasswordTextBox passwordTextBox1 = new PasswordTextBox(); 
      PasswordTextBox passwordTextBox2 = new PasswordTextBox();

      //add text to text box

      //set textbox as readonly

      // Add text boxes to the root panel.
      VerticalPanel panel = new VerticalPanel();


Once you are ready with all the changes done, let us compile and run the application in development mode as we did in GWT - Create Application chapter. If everything is fine with your application, this will produce following result:

GWT PasswordTextBox Widget