gui - wait for dialog to close

John Fabiani jfabiani at
Fri Sep 17 16:25:58 CEST 2004

Ajay wrote:

> hi!
> i have an application which requires a username
> what i am trying to do is when the application runs, a dialog window
> appears which prompts the user for his name. once thats entered, the
> dialog box is destroyed, the username stored and the application gui is
> drawn
> i tried doing this by adding a wait_window call in my application GUI's
> init.
> the idea was to suspend execution till the username is entered and the
> dialog box destroyed before continuing.
> that didn't work
> how can i do this? i have the option of creating the dialog box and when
> the username is entered then in the function that handles the username,
> create the rest of the GUI. i was wondering if there is any other way
> thanks
> cheers
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You did not state which GUI lib you are using.  But in general you use a
modal dialog for that type of input.  Before you delete the dialog read the
fields in the dialog.


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