Toggle Password Field in Android using Jetpack Compose
In the Login or Sign-up-based application, you must have noticed that the Password field displays black filled circled upon typing the password requirement. Additionally, there is an eye-shaped icon, which on click displays the password in the form of text. This icon acts as a toggle, as it helps the user to display the typed password in case the user is unsure about it.
So in this article, we will show you how you could TextField with toggling password in Android using Jetpack Compose. Follow the below steps once the IDE is ready.
Step by Step Implementation
Step 1: Create a New Project in Android Studio
To create a new project in Android Studio please refer to How to Create/Start a New Project in Android Studio. While choosing the template, select Empty Compose Activity. If you do not find this template, try upgrading the Android Studio to the latest version. We demonstrated the application in Kotlin, so make sure you select Kotlin as the primary language while creating a New Project.
Step 2: Dependency build.gradle (Module)
Add the following dependency for importing the icons library from Material UI.
Step 3: Working with the MainActivity.kt file
Go to the MainActivity.kt file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the MainActivity.kt file. Comments are added inside the code to understand the code in more detail.
You can see that we are able to toggle between hiding and displaying the password.
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