CodeGear has given me permission to blog about the upcoming release of Delphi 2009 (Tiburon).
If you've seen some of the Delphi 2009 demos, you might wonder why they're showing off PasswordChar in TEdit. After all, the feature has been available since Delphi 1.
You'll miss it if you aren't looking closely, but what they're showing is a minor fix in Delphi's Windows theme support. If the password character is an asterisk (*), Delphi 2009 now correctly displays black circles. As Nick Hodges pointed out, it's a small improvement, but certainly one more step in the right direction.