Prompt User for Express VI as Password Format

Updated Sep 7, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW

Issue Details

Does the "Prompt User for Input" express VI support the password input format?


The express VI does not have the functionality built in to display the input as a series of asterisks (*). 

A valid workaround would be to first configure the Express VI with the input boxes you want, then: 

  1. Right click the express VI >> Open Front Panel
  2. Enter Yes to the prompt of saving the express VI as a SubVI
  3. Navigate to the block diagram of the new SubVI
  4. Right click on the password string parameter >> Properties
  5. Set "Display Style" to password

Doing this will create a SubVI with the desired functionality.