custom login box

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    Musicman - Canora
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    custom login box

    Hey guys i have a project to complete and im just wondering how i can make a custom login for windows XP so that i can enter my username and password so than it can be authenticated against a server.

    Just wondering what would some initial steps be?


    thanks

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    Generally I use the resource editor to add a new Dialog to my app.

    Put two edits, UserName and Password. The edit for the Password has the ES_PASSWORD style so characters appear as asterisks.

    Put a button to Login (set as a Default Button so enter clicks it) and one to Cancel.

    I hide the Login button until I have the minimum required characters in the password.
    I remember the last username (in the registry) and fill it in to the UserName edit.
    I then set the focus to the Password edit so the user can just type their password and hit enter to login.
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