Python Add-In User Input

Discussion created by shepa006 on Aug 21, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2013 by awehmann
I was so excited to see that there is now a way to create add-ins using Python. However, now that I've got my add-in created and I'm trying to edit the script I noticed that user input still isn't fully supported. There are a few options for getting input,, but I need to prompt my users to enter different values (such as text or numbers). As expected input and raw_input still don't work.

Is there a way to get text and numbers from the user? If not will ESRI be adding this functionality to the pythonaddins module soon. Unless I can get full user input support this option for creating add-ins will rarely, if ever, be used by me.