NOTICE: The Dialogs library is now marked for deprecation. The library will be replaced by Assistant. In order to get more information about the changes and the migration guide, please check the release note: https://updates.robocorp.com/release/Gfko5-rpaframework-2200

The Dialogs library provides a way to display information to a user and request input while a robot is running. It allows building processes that require human interaction.

Some examples of use-cases could be the following:

  • Displaying generated files after an execution is finished
  • Displaying dynamic and user-friendly error messages
  • Requesting passwords or other personal information
  • Automating based on files created by the user


The library is used to create dialogs, i.e. windows, that can be composed on-the-fly based on the current state of the execution.

The content of the dialog is defined by calling relevant keywords such as Add text or Add file input. When the dialog is opened the content is generated based on the previous keywords.

Depending on the way the dialog is started, the execution will either block or continue while the dialog is open. During this time the user can freely edit any possible input fields or handle other tasks.

After the user has successfully submitted the dialog, any possible entered input will be returned as a result. The user also has the option to abort by closing the dialog window forcefully.


Each input field has a required name argument that controls what the value will be called in the result object. Each input name should be unique, and must not be called submit as that is reserved for the submit button value.

A result object is a Robot Framework DotDict, where each key is the name of the input field and the value is what the user entered. The data type of each field depends on the input. For instance, a text input will have a string, a checkbox will have a boolean, and a file input will have a list of paths.

If the user closed the window before submitting or there was an internal error, the library will raise an exception and the result values will not be available.


Success dialog Add icon Success Add heading Your orders have been processed Add files *.txt Run dialog title=Success Failure dialog Add icon Failure Add heading There was an error Add text The assistant failed to login to the Enterprise portal Add link https://robocorp.com/docs label=Troubleshooting guide Run dialog title=Failure Large dialog Add heading A real chonker size=large Add image fat-cat.jpeg Run dialog title=Large height=1024 width=1024 Confirmation dialog Add icon Warning Add heading Delete user ${username}? Add submit buttons buttons=No,Yes default=Yes ${result}= Run dialog IF $result.submit == "Yes" Delete user ${username} END Input form dialog Add heading Send feedback Add text input email label=E-mail address Add text input message ... label=Feedback ... placeholder=Enter feedback here ... rows=5 ${result}= Run dialog Send feedback message ${result.email} ${result.message} Dialog as progress indicator Add heading Please wait while I open a browser ${dialog}= Show dialog title=Please wait on_top=${TRUE} Open available browser https://robocorp.com Close dialog ${dialog}