Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Powershell Custom GUI input box for passing values to Variables

Hi Readers,
Here is the custom button that you can use in your script for getting input from users.
This will make your script user friendly .
So below is the example , that creates a button as below:
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Creating function so as to return the values that is being input in the form.
function button ($title,$mailbx, $WF, $TF) {
###################Load Assembly for creating form & button######
[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName( "System.Windows.Forms")
[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName( "Microsoft.VisualBasic")
#####Define the form size & placement
$form = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.Form";
$form.Width = 500;
$form.Height = 150;
$form.Text = $title;
$form.StartPosition = [System.Windows.Forms.FormStartPosition]::CenterScreen;
##############Define text label1
$textLabel1 = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.Label";
$textLabel1.Left = 25;
$textLabel1.Top = 15;
$textLabel1.Text = $mailbx;
##############Define text label2
$textLabel2 = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.Label";
$textLabel2.Left = 25;
$textLabel2.Top = 50;
$textLabel2.Text = $WF;
##############Define text label3
$textLabel3 = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.Label";
$textLabel3.Left = 25;
$textLabel3.Top = 85;
$textLabel3.Text = $TF;
############Define text box1 for input
$textBox1 = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.TextBox";
$textBox1.Left = 150;
$textBox1.Top = 10;
$textBox1.width = 200;
############Define text box2 for input
$textBox2 = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.TextBox";
$textBox2.Left = 150;
$textBox2.Top = 50;
$textBox2.width = 200;
############Define text box3 for input
$textBox3 = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.TextBox";
$textBox3.Left = 150;
$textBox3.Top = 90;
$textBox3.width = 200;
#############Define default values for the input boxes
$defaultValue = ""
$textBox1.Text = $defaultValue;
$textBox2.Text = $defaultValue;
$textBox3.Text = $defaultValue;
#############define OK button
$button = New-Object "System.Windows.Forms.Button";
$button.Left = 360;
$button.Top = 85;
$button.Width = 100;
$button.Text = "Ok";
############# This is when you have to close the form after getting values
$eventHandler = [System.EventHandler]{
$textBox1.Text;
$textBox2.Text;
$textBox23.Text;
$form.Close();};
$button.Add_Click($eventHandler) ;
#############Add controls to all the above objects defined
$form.Controls.Add($button);
$form.Controls.Add($textLabel1);
$form.Controls.Add($textLabel2);
$form.Controls.Add($textLabel3);
$form.Controls.Add($textBox1);
$form.Controls.Add($textBox2);
$form.Controls.Add($textBox3);
$ret = $form.ShowDialog();
#################return values
return $textBox1.Text, $textBox2.Text, $textBox3.Text
}
$return= button "Enter Folders" "Enter mailbox" "Working Folder" "Target Folder"
Below variables will get the values that had been entered by the user
$return[0]
$return[1]
$return[2]
So you can use this code to design as many values /variables as you want, I have done it for three values in above example.
Regards
Sukhija Vikas

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