In this article I will explain with an example, how to dynamically change HTML INPUT Type from Password to Text using jQuery.
HTML does not allow the Type attribute to be modified with jQuery at runtime and hence the same can be achieved by creating a dynamic TextBox next to the Password TextBox and hiding the Password TextBox.
HTML Markup
The HTML Markup consists of an HTML Password TextBox and a CheckBox.
<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
        <td><input type="password" id="txtPassword" /></td>
        <td><label for="chkShowPassword">
                <input id="chkShowPassword" type="checkbox" />
                Show password</label>
Changing HTML INPUT Type from Password to Text using jQuery
Inside the jQuery document ready event handler, the CheckBox has been assigned a Click event handler.
If the CheckBox is checked, a dynamic TextBox element is created and appended next to it and the Password TextBox is hidden.
If the CheckBox is unchecked, the dynamic TextBox element is removed and the Password TextBox is shown again.
<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function () {
        $("#chkShowPassword").bind("click", function () {
            var txtPassword = $("#txtPassword");
            if ($(this).is(":checked")) {
                txtPassword.after('<input onchange = "PasswordChanged(this);" id = "txt_' + txtPassword.attr("id") + '" type = "text" value = "' + txtPassword.val() + '" />');
            } else {
    function PasswordChanged(txt) {
Change HTML INPUT Type from Password to Text using jQuery
Browser Compatibility

The above code has been tested in the following browsers.

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