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This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The ::-ms-reveal CSS pseudo-element is a Microsoft extension that is used to display a password reveal button for use with a password field created by <input type="password">. The user presses the button to reveal the actual field value rather than asterisks.

The password reveal button is usually displayed at the edge of the password field.

The ::-ms-reveal pseudo-element is specific to Internet Explorer 10 and later.

Allowable Properties

Only the following CSS properties can be used in a rule with ::-ms-reveal in its selector. Other properties are ignored.




Not part of any specification.

Browser compatibility

Historically supported in Internet Explorer and Edge before version 79.