Author Topic: DOS window in a dialog  (Read 293 times)

seckner

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
DOS window in a dialog
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:08:32 am »
I thought (well, that's scary!) I had seen that someone had figured a way to put a DOS window inside a WB dialog. Of course, now that I need that functionality I can't find it. Is there a way to do this? 

The basic script is just calling 7 Zip from the command line and zipping up fairly large user directories. It all works quite well, I'm just trying to clean up the screen some and thought it would be nice to put the command window into a nice dialog box. 

I have the udflib.redirection.wbt from guiguy and it does the job so I've spent the last day or so trying to understand what he's doing - he's MUCH better than I am. Thanks for any ideas!

td

  • Tech Support
  • *****
  • Posts: 2223
    • WinBatch
Re: DOS window in a dialog
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2017, 01:41:35 pm »
Can think of a couple of ways to attempt what you suggest but one would, at best, only partially work and the other would be more work than it is worth.
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
  - Bill Gates


seckner

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 57
Re: DOS window in a dialog
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 03:18:38 pm »
Thank you, I was afraid of that.

JTaylor

  • Pundit
  • *****
  • Posts: 806
    • Data & Stuff Inc.
Re: DOS window in a dialog
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2017, 06:31:18 pm »
I take it you want to be able to see the DOS Window (cause you could run it hidden if not)?.  You could make it look like it was embedded in a dialog and whenever you move the dialog move the DOS Window so it remains in the same place within the dialog.

Jim

td

  • Tech Support
  • *****
  • Posts: 2223
    • WinBatch
Re: DOS window in a dialog
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2017, 09:46:16 pm »
Yes, that is the "only partially work" solution.
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
  - Bill Gates