Is it possible to create a popup window after Dynamo Player has been run using Dynamo player and Data-Shapes?

Hello everyone,

I am using the Data-Shapes package to gather input from users that helps them display plumbing calculations. Data-Shapes is working flawlessly in terms of popping up and asking for input once users run the script through Dynamo player. I am wanting to know if it is possible for another popup window to appear after completing the calculations that displays what is in my final watch node. I have attached two images showing the overall node layout and the final output I would like displayed in a popup window. I can find a lot of information online about gathering input types but nothing about displaying output. Thanks for the help in advance!


Popup windows can be triggered via some python as shown on this thread:


@christianjgentry I think this is what you are after. You can add the following code to your python script:


import clr

from System.Windows.Forms import Form,Label

def popup(text):
	form = Form()
	form.Width = 300
	form.Height = 100	
	label = Label()
	label.Text = text
	label.Width = 280
	label.Height = 70
	label.Parent = form	

Wow, this is exactly the solution that I was looking for. Thank you for your help @salvatoredragotta! I will look into the System.Windows class further as this seems very powerful. Thank you again.

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Hi @salvatoredragotta ,

I am using your script which is functioning perfectly as described. I was just looking to add a little more control to the popup; such as CenterScreen, but I cannot seem to work out where to insert the code.

I’m afraid I have no Python knowledge but I tried to apply some intuition and help from Google.

I have come to the conclusion that the position should be defined when the Form is being initially shown. Therefore I tried the following:

from System.Windows.Forms.FormStartPosition = CenterScreen import Form,Label

Forgive my ignorance, but what am I doing wrong? Many examples online seem to be defining the location in a ‘protected void’. But I tried using this method & couldn’t work out where this should be located in the script.


@haganjake2 Please start a new topic. Thanks!