How Can I Show Users a Dialog Box That Only Lets Them Select Folders?

Hey, Scripting Guy! In previous columns you’ve shown us how to present users with a dialog box that enables them to select files. Is there any way to show them a dialog box that only lets users select folders?– LP Hey, LP. You know, you’ve come to the right place: the Scripting Guys have just…

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How Can I Display More Than 1,023 Characters in a Custom Message Box?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I need to create a custom alert box that has over 1,000 characters in it. The message box used by Wscript.Echo can hold all the characters, but I can’t change the message box title. I can change the title of a message box used by the VBscript MsgBox function, but it won’t…

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How Can I Use a Multi-Select Dialog Box in a Script?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Awhile back you showed us how to use a File Open dialog box in our scripts. At the same time you said you’d show us how to use a multi-select dialog box. Did you just forget about the multi-select dialog box?– AA Hey, AA. Yes, we … forgot … about the multi-select…

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How Can I Show Users a Dialog Box for Selecting Files?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Is there any way I can use a script to present a user with a dialog box and let him or her select a file?– BF Hey, BF. If you’re using Windows 2000, we don’t know of a way to do this, at least not a way that’s built into the operating…

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How Can I Give a User a Yes/No Prompt?

Hey, Scripting Guy! I have a script which performs some file management tasks, and then should ask the user whether or not they want to delete a set of files. How do I ask a user a Yes or No question like this? — SE, Casper, WY Hey, SE. There are a couple different ways…

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