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joe
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your suggestions

#1 Post by joe » 14 Dec 2017 06:57

hi

Is there any software to create GUI for a batch file.

can someone recommend a good one.

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#2 Post by aGerman » 14 Dec 2017 07:27

Batch files run in a console window which will never be a fully qualified GUI. If you need a GUI please do yourself a favour and don't try to wrench console tools to GUI. The result will not satisfy you. Rather learn a language that already has GUI support.

To answer your question:
I remember Wbat from Horst Schaeffer who wrote a 16 Bit app that was able to create forms and menus. But 16 Bit programs won't run on 64 Bit Windows.
Find all the topics from misol101 here at DosTips. He tried to develop graphics for console windows. Maybe there is something in that meets your needs.

Steffen

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Re: your suggestions

#3 Post by Squashman » 14 Dec 2017 09:05

If you really want a GUI with a scripting language then look at using VBscript or Powershell.

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#4 Post by aGerman » 14 Dec 2017 09:59

Using Powershell you could develop a GUI because you can access all .NET methods. But wouldn't it be more meaningful to write in C# then?
Also VBScript has only the ability to show dialogue controls like MsgBox, InputBox, WScript.Shell Popup, and Shell.Application BrowseForFolder. Although you could use VBScript in HTA where you can build up a GUI in html.

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