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How can I use the return value from an Input Box? Specifically, I'm trying to use some input boxes at the beginning of my script to define variables. There are like four or five I need. If I make a mistake entering one (or if I started the wrong script) I'd like to be able to click the Cancel button on any of the input boxes and exit the script.

I've tried putting it in an IF statement, and it does exit if I click Cancel, but if I put it in an IF statement it doesn't remember the variable. How can I do both?

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How can I use the return value from an Input Box? Specifically, I'm trying to use some input boxes at the beginning of my script to define variables. There are like four or five I need. If I make a mistake entering one (or if I started the wrong script) I'd like to be able to click the Cancel button on any of the input boxes and exit the script.

I've tried putting it in an IF statement, and it does exit if I click Cancel, but if I put it in an IF statement it doesn't remember the variable. How can I do both?

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How can I use the return value from an Input Box? Specifically, I'm trying to use some input boxes at the beginning of my script to define variables. There are like four or five I need. If I make a mistake entering one (or if I started the wrong script) I'd like to be able to click the Cancel button on any of the input boxes and exit the script.

I've tried putting it in an IF statement, and it does exit if I click Cancel, but if I put it in an IF statement it doesn't remember the variable. How can I do both?

From the help file under InputBox():

Return Value

Success: Returns the string that was entered.

Failure: Returns "" (blank string) and sets @error as follows:

@Error 0 = The string returned is valid.

1 = The Cancel button was pushed.

2 = The Timeout time was reached.

3 = The InputBox failed to open. This is usually caused by bad arguments.

So, just test @error after InputBox().

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Well, I found this that works...I'm still new so let me know if there's something I should be watchin out for.

I just put a similar If statement after each input box, and it seems to work ok.

Dim $firstname

$firstname = InputBox("First Name", "What is your first name?", "", "", -1, -1)

If $firstname = ""  Then
    Exit
EndIf

MsgBox(1,"Testing",$firstname)

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Well, I found this that works...I'm still new so let me know if there's something I should be watchin out for.

I just put a similar If statement after each input box, and it seems to work ok.

Dim $firstname

$firstname = InputBox("First Name", "What is your first name?", "", "", -1, -1)

If $firstname = ""  Then
    Exit
EndIf

MsgBox(1,"Testing",$firstname)
Try this instead....

Dim $firstname

$firstname = InputBox("First Name", "What is your first name?", "", " M", -1, -1);<---- The " M" (The space before the M is important) forces input. OK can't be clicked until something is entered.
If @error = 1 Then
    MsgBox(0,"","Cancel was clicked")
    Exit
EndIf

MsgBox(1,"Testing",$firstname)

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