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Display Custom Dialog Action


This Action displays a Customized Dialog.


"Open Designer" Button:

Pressing this button will open up the Custom Dialog Designer window. You will find more details regarding the Custom Dialog Designer in the section "Designing a Custom Dialog".

Store Dialog Results into:

Enter a name to be the variable that will store the values populated in the Custom Dialog.

Store Dialog Instance into:

Enter a name to be the variable that will store the specific Custom Dialog instance for use with later UI Automation actions.

Advanced Properties Tab - Override Default CSS Theming:

Specify whether you would like to override the default theming of this Custom Dialog with your own CSS rules.

Advanced Properties Tab - CSS Theming Overrides:

Enter the CSS rules you desire to be applied over the default theming of this Custom Dialog.

Control Specific Tips:

Date Control:

Be forewarned that the formatting flags used by the Date Control inside the Custom Dialog are different from the flags used for converting text-to-DateTime by means of the 'Convert Text to DateTime' action. Having said this, the date-format field in the properties of the Date Control supports the following flags:

  • d - day of month (no leading zero)

  • dd - day of month (two digit)

  • o - day of year (no leading zeros)

  • oo - day of year (three digit)

  • D - day name short

  • DD - day name long

  • m - month of year (no leading zero)

  • mm - month of year (two digit)

  • M - month name short

  • MM - month name long

  • y - year (two digit)

  • yy - year (four digit)

  • @ - Unix timestamp (ms since 01/01/1970)

  • ! - Windows ticks (100ns since 01/01/0001)

  • '...' - literal text

  • '' - single quote

  • anything else - literal text

For example, in order to parse a date in ISO format like "2007-01-26" one would have to set the date-format field of the Date Control to the pattern "yy-mm-dd".