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Thread: A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

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    Default A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

    Hi, I'm a Freshmen BSIT College Student, Learning Very Basic in JAVA
    Can someone help me or give me the code on how to make a box (password field box thingy)
    where you can input the password INSIDE the box (that is displayed already)

    For Example: (Output)



     
    // The box is displayed already even though there's no yet input from the user
                                             __________________________
                                              |                         |
    Please Enter your Password           |   /*this is where you*/ |
                                              | /*enter the password*/ |
                                              |________________________|

    Here is my code snippet (on the log in) anyway: I would like to replace the design

     
        	//Username and Password Login
        	 do
        	   {
         	 System.out.print("\n");
    	     System.out.print("\n");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>      [E][N][T][E][R]  [U][S][E][R][N][A][M][E]     <>xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    		 System.out.print("\t\t\t\t    ");
        	 username = (br.readLine());              
    	  	 System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>      [E][N][T][E][R] [P][A][S][S][W][O][R][D]      <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.print("\t\t\t\t    ");
    	     password = br.readLine(); 
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<>xx");
     
    	    //if username and password is correct
    	     if(username.equals("123")&&password.equals("321"))
    			{
    			am=3;
    		 System.out.println("          ");	
        	 System.out.println("          ");  	
    		 System.out.println("\t   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>     [L][O][G][I][N] [S][U][C][C][E][S][F][U][L]    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<>xx")
     
    			}else
    			{
     
    	      int dispattm = attempts - 1;
     
    	     System.out.println("          ");	
        	 System.out.println("          ");  	
    		 System.out.println("\t   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>   [I][N][V][A][L][I][D] [U][S][E][R][N][A][M][E]   <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>            [O][R] [P][A][S][S][W][O][R][D]         <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>             You have "+dispattm+" attempt(s) left             <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<>xx");
     
    	       attempts--;
    	       if(attempts == 0)
    	       	  {
    	     System.out.println("          ");	
        	 System.out.println("          ");  	
    		 System.out.println("\t   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>    Sorry, You have reached the maximum attempts!   <>xx");
    		 System.out.println("\t   xx<>               The program will now exit            <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>                                                    <>xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++xx");
    	     System.out.println("\t   xx<>XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX<>xx");
    	       	break; 	
     
    	       	  }
    	       	  }
     
     
     
    	    	}while(attempts!=3);
     
     	}
     }


    Thanks in Advance for Help, Sorry I'm new to this forum, I apologize, if I posted this in the wrong forum
    Last edited by rainexel; September 26th, 2011 at 10:06 AM.


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    Default Re: A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

    I'm not really sure what your question is. If you can type out what you want it to look like, why can't you print that out?

    If you want to print something below where the user types input, then that's a different story. Not sure Java can even do that.
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    Default Re: A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

    Oh, I understand So it is not possible in the simple console.
    Thanks

    By the way, Another question

    How to display the password inputted by the user as ASTERISKS ****

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    Default Re: A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

    I definitely don't think writing inside the box like that would be possible.. All I can think of is printing the first top of the box, prompting for user input, then printing the bottom half.

    I don't think there is any way to display asterixis in the console as the password is being typed either...
    You could print the password to the console like that, but not manipulate the input as it's being typed.
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    Default Re: A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

    And yeah, I searched Google and I found nothing about password masking displaying on console in Java

    Thanks for the help and thank you for the fast response.

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    Default Re: A simple BOX in Console! Please Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    That's a very interesting read. Thanks for that link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainexel View Post
    And yeah, I searched Google and I found nothing about password masking displaying on console in Java
    Are you serious? Googling "java command prompt password" got back tons of results, including the one above.
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    No, I mean nothing helped :'> results are complicated, can't understand much for a beginner like me

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainexel View Post
    No, I mean nothing helped :'> results are complicated, can't understand much for a beginner like me
    Well, if there's something you don't understand, you could always create an SSCCE from the results and ask a more specific question here.
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