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Shorthand function for the ExtendScript default Window.prompt(). For applications other then RoboHelp, you can use either prompt() or Window.prompt(). This shorthand is added because RoboHelp doesn't support it out of the box.


var name = prompt("What is the name of your pet?");
alert('Your pet is named: '+name)


Parameter Data type Required Description
message string True The string for the displayed message
preset strig The initial value to be displayed in the text edit field
title string A string to appear as the title of the dialog, if the platform supports a title. The default title string is Script Prompt

Return Values

Value Meaning
string The string the user supplied
misc/prompt.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/26 17:10 (external edit)