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Input Dialog

Input Dialog

The input dialog window allows you to take data from the user by setting input fields.

lib.inputDialog

lib.inputDialog(heading, rows, options)
  • heading: string
  • rows: string[] or table (array)
    • type: 'input' or 'number' or 'checkbox' or 'select' or 'slider' or 'color' or 'multi-select' or 'date' or 'date-range' or 'time' or 'textarea'
  • options?: table(object)
    • allowCancel: boolean
      • If false the user will not be able to cancel and close the input dialog until submitted.
      • If not defined, the user is able to cancel and close the input dialog.

Field Type Properties

  • input

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • placeholder?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: string
    • password?: boolean
    • min?: number
    • max?: number
  • number

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • placeholder?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: number
    • min?: number
    • max?: number
    • precision?: number
    • step?: number
  • checkbox

    • label: string
    • checked?: boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • required?: boolean
  • select and multi-select

    • label: string
    • options: table(array)
      • value: string
      • label?: string
    • description?: string
    • placeholder?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: string | table (only for multi-select)
      • value of the default option.
    • clearable?: boolean
  • slider

    • label: string
    • placeholder?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: number
    • min?: number
    • max?: number
    • step?: number
  • color

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • placeholder?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: string
    • format?: 'hex' | 'hexa' | 'rgb' | 'rgba' | 'hsl' | 'hsla';
  • date

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: string or true
      • True defaults to current date
    • format?: string
      • Date format to display in the field
    • returnString?: boolean
      • Returns the date as a string, default format is DD/MM/YYYY, but if format is defined it will use that.
    • clearable?: boolean
    • min?: string
      • "01/01/2000"
    • max?: string
      • "12/12/2023"
  • date-range

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: [string, string]
    • format?: string
      • Date format to display in the field
    • returnString?: boolean
      • Returns the date as a string, default format is DD/MM/YYYY, but if format is defined it will use that.
    • clearable?: boolean
  • time

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: string
    • format?: '12' or '24'
    • clearable?: boolean
  • textarea

    • label: string
    • description?: string
    • placeholder?: string
    • icon?: string
    • required? boolean
    • disabled?: boolean
    • default?: number
    • min?: number
      • Minimum amount of rows the text area will take.
    • max?: number
      • Maxmimum amount of rows the text area will take, when exceeded goes into overflow.
    • autosize?: boolean
      • If true text area will grow with content until max rows are reached.

The callback data is promise based meaning that the thread will not continue executing until the user either sends the data or exits the popup.

The data returned will be a table (array), indexes represent the rows sent to the dialog, so if we want data from the first field that would be index 1 (0), if we want data from the third field, that would be index 3 (2), etc...

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Field types such as date, date-range and time return a unix timestamp on the set value.

lib.closeInputDialog

Force closes the active input dialog and sets its return data as nil.

lib.closeInputDialog()

Usage Example

Basic

local input = lib.inputDialog('Basic dialog', {'First row', 'Second row'})
 
if not input then return end
print(json.encode(input), input[1], input[2])

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Advanced

local input = lib.inputDialog('Dialog title', {
  {type = 'input', label = 'Text input', description = 'Some input description', required = true, min = 4, max = 16},
  {type = 'number', label = 'Number input', description = 'Some number description', icon = 'hashtag'},
  {type = 'checkbox', label = 'Simple checkbox'},
  {type = 'color', label = 'Colour input', default = '#eb4034'},
  {type = 'date', label = 'Date input', icon = {'far', 'calendar'}, default = true, format = "DD/MM/YYYY"}
})
 
print(json.encode(input))
 
-- Getting rgb values from colour picker
local rgb = lib.math.torgba(input[4])
 
-- Transforming date timestamp to a readable format with Lua's os library (server-only)
local timestamp = math.floor(input[5] / 1000)
local date = os.date('%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S', timestamp)

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