Use file dialogs for feature layer input selection in PythonWin

Discussion created by GuyDuke on Apr 13, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 18, 2011 by MCederholm
Hi all,

Does anyone know if it's possible to call the file dialog to select multiple Feature Layers for input into a script run through PythonWin?  That is to say, the nice litte file dialog that we have access to for selecting multiple feature layers when the script is run out of ArcToolbox.  I'm trying to migrate from old VB6 & VBA and I'll admit that PYTHON is VERY efficient but I'm stuggling royally with the PYTHON IDE's...on a few levels.  I find it easier to test and run out of PythonWin.  On a completely unrelated note...why can't the toolbox results window simply recognize the print statement?  I miss good old VBA.  It may have taken a lot of code, but debugging was a dream.  Python programming between PythonWin and code run through toolbox seems like it takes two different versions just to get some feedback!