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I want to crate a GUI for some command line programs and I need to get info from multiple text fields e.g. 'Username', 'Password' and a checkbox 'Sign automatically?'.

I need to set particular variables in my script equal to the respective text fields' input by the user e.g. user, pass, login. Also it would have an OK button and a Quit button.

How can I realise this this? I searched online and I was able to find only examples with one text field?

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Basically, you can use multi-entry forms using Zenity. A form can be built using text fields, password fields, and calendars. Text fields can be added with the --add-entry flag. Password fields are added with the --add-password flag, and calandars are added with the --add-calendar flag.

 $ zenity --forms --title="Create user" --text="Add new user" \
   --add-entry="First Name" \
   --add-entry="Last Name" \
   --add-entry="Username" \
   --add-password="Password" \
   --add-password="Confirm Password" \
   --add-calendar="Expires"

Zenity form

Here is a tutorial that might help you out.

  • While this link may answer the question, it is better to include the essential parts of the answer here and provide the link for reference. Link-only answers can become invalid if the linked page changes. – HalosGhost Jan 14 '15 at 20:19
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    Is that better @HalosGhost and if so then can you up vote – Jhondoe Jan 14 '15 at 20:31
  • This looks much better. However, if you got the idea from the page you linked to originally, you should still include the link as a source reference. – HalosGhost Jan 14 '15 at 21:04
  • What? <filler text> – HalosGhost Jan 14 '15 at 21:06
  • I no longer have the link@HalosGhost – Jhondoe Jan 14 '15 at 21:06
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I do not believe you can do this using Zenity. It's meant for simple GUI's and isn't really a full fledged GUI environment. You'll either have to change the flow of your tool or use GTK+ directly to get your desired results.

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    do you believe the extra functionalities of yad could suffice? as the questioner stated, it is for command line programs, and so, that extra complexity is certainly not required. – Aquarius Power Nov 29 '15 at 5:35
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Try this:

yad --form \
    --field User "" \
    --field Password:H "" \
    --field "Sign Automatically?":CHK FALSE

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