get_open_filename_input(prompt, ext='')[source]

get_open_filename_input prompts the user for a file name to open

Note: This API function differently on the command-line vs the UI. In the UI a pop-up is used. On the command-line a simple text prompt is used. The UI uses the native window pop-up for file selection.

Multiple file selection groups can be included if separated by two semicolons. Multiple file wildcards may be specified by using a space within the parenthesis.

Also, a simple selector of “*.extension” by itself may also be used instead of specifying the description.

  • prompt (str) – Prompt to display.

  • ext (str) – Optional, file extension

>>> get_open_filename_input("filename:", "Executables (*.exe *.com);;Python Files (*.py);;All Files (*)")
>>> get_open_filename_input("filename:", "*.py")