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Dialog box size for custom tools user input

Question asked by OZGeo on Jul 13, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 14, 2018 by Dan_Patterson

Trying to set up some small tools for users in my agency using ModelBuilder and/or Python. I would like to be able to control the size of the dialog box that opens when getting user input to a tool.


In the particular case I am requesting the user input a single value/text string. With both Modelbuilder (setting as a parameter) and python (using arcpy.GetParameterAsTest) I get a large dialog box that covers a lot of screen space (see screen grab). I can resize this when running the tool on my computer, however (1) this also applies the same resizing to other dialog boxes where I want a bigger box (e.g I have more parameters to select/enter and require more screen real estate) (2) this resizing only applies to my computer (AFAIK).


Is there a way that I can configure the size of the dialog box for a particular tool (and have it saved with the tool so that the same size dialog box is used for any other users of the tool. I am going to distribute the tools as a number of Arc toolboxes, The second screenshot shows something more like the size I would like for this particular tool. Would hopefully adding tool help with the tools.