Another of the dialog methods in Shoes is the ask method. This method will display a simple dialog with an edit_line and a string of text. It can be used to ask for answers to simple questions, such as the one demonstrated in the example: What is your name?. Don't forget to store the string returned by the method in a variable for future use.
Shoes.app :width => 200, :height => 80 do
button "Click me" do
name = ask "What is your name?"
para "Your name is ", name
@box = stack