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I would like to use a script to provide calculations from kg to lbs and viceversa

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I would like a script that a user can simply double click.
It should prompt them if they want to convert from lbs to kg or kg to lbs.
Depending on what is selected they enter an amount, and then the calculated amount will then be provided for them.
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Joe Klimis earned 250 total points
ID: 40410859
Hi Try the following

A user friendly form :-)

#region Script Settings
#<ScriptSettings xmlns="http://tempuri.org/ScriptSettings.xsd">
#  <ScriptPackager>
#    <process>powershell.exe</process>
#    <arguments />
#    <extractdir>%TEMP%</extractdir>
#    <files />
#    <usedefaulticon>true</usedefaulticon>
#    <showinsystray>false</showinsystray>
#    <altcreds>false</altcreds>
#    <efs>true</efs>
#    <ntfs>true</ntfs>
#    <local>false</local>
#    <abortonfail>true</abortonfail>
#    <product />
#    <version>1.0.0.1</version>
#    <versionstring />
#    <comments />
#    <company />
#    <includeinterpreter>false</includeinterpreter>
#    <forcecomregistration>false</forcecomregistration>
#    <consolemode>false</consolemode>
#    <EnableChangelog>false</EnableChangelog>
#    <AutoBackup>false</AutoBackup>
#    <snapinforce>false</snapinforce>
#    <snapinshowprogress>false</snapinshowprogress>
#    <snapinautoadd>2</snapinautoadd>
#    <snapinpermanentpath />
#    <cpumode>1</cpumode>
#    <hidepsconsole>false</hidepsconsole>
#  </ScriptPackager>
#</ScriptSettings>
#endregion

#region ScriptForm Designer

#region Constructor

[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Windows.Forms")
[void][System.Reflection.Assembly]::LoadWithPartialName("System.Drawing")

#endregion

#region Post-Constructor Custom Code

#endregion

#region Form Creation
#Warning: It is recommended that changes inside this region be handled using the ScriptForm Designer.
#When working with the ScriptForm designer this region and any changes within may be overwritten.
#~~< Form1 >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$Form1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Form
$Form1.ClientSize = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(287, 172)
$Form1.Text = "Weight Convert V1.0"
$Form1.BackColor = [System.Drawing.SystemColors]::InactiveCaption
#~~< RadioButtonLb >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$RadioButtonLb = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.RadioButton
$RadioButtonLb.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(177, 63)
$RadioButtonLb.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(104, 24)
$RadioButtonLb.TabIndex = 7
$RadioButtonLb.TabStop = $true
$RadioButtonLb.Text = "Pounds to KG"
$RadioButtonLb.UseVisualStyleBackColor = $true
$RadioButtonLb.add_Click({RadioButtonLbClick($RadioButtonLb)})
#~~< RadioButtonkg >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$RadioButtonkg = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.RadioButton
$RadioButtonkg.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(177, 41)
$RadioButtonkg.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(95, 24)
$RadioButtonkg.TabIndex = 6
$RadioButtonkg.TabStop = $true
$RadioButtonkg.Text = "kg to Pounds"
$RadioButtonkg.UseVisualStyleBackColor = $true
$RadioButtonkg.add_Click({RadioButtonkgClick($RadioButtonkg)})
#~~< TextBox2 >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$TextBox2 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
$TextBox2.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(12, 109)
$TextBox2.ReadOnly = $true
$TextBox2.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(131, 20)
$TextBox2.TabIndex = 4
$TextBox2.Text = ""
#~~< TextBox1 >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$TextBox1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.TextBox
$TextBox1.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(7, 67)
$TextBox1.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(136, 20)
$TextBox1.TabIndex = 3
$TextBox1.Text = ""
$TextBox1.add_TextChanged({TextBox1TextChanged($TextBox1)})
#~~< Label1 >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$Label1 = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Label
$Label1.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(33, 8)
$Label1.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(150, 30)
$Label1.TabIndex = 2
$Label1.Text = "Powershell Converter"
#~~< btn_convert >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$btn_convert = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$btn_convert.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(177, 93)
$btn_convert.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(104, 36)
$btn_convert.TabIndex = 1
$btn_convert.Text = "Convert"
$btn_convert.UseVisualStyleBackColor = $true
$btn_convert.add_Click({Btn_convertClick($btn_convert)})
#~~< btn_quit >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
$btn_quit = New-Object System.Windows.Forms.Button
$btn_quit.Location = New-Object System.Drawing.Point(177, 145)
$btn_quit.Size = New-Object System.Drawing.Size(75, 23)
$btn_quit.TabIndex = 0
$btn_quit.Text = "Quit"
$btn_quit.UseVisualStyleBackColor = $true
$btn_quit.add_Click({Btn_quitClick($btn_quit)})
$Form1.Controls.Add($RadioButtonLb)
$Form1.Controls.Add($RadioButtonkg)
$Form1.Controls.Add($TextBox2)
$Form1.Controls.Add($TextBox1)
$Form1.Controls.Add($Label1)
$Form1.Controls.Add($btn_convert)
$Form1.Controls.Add($btn_quit)

#endregion

#region Custom Code

#endregion

#region Event Loop

function Main{
	[System.Windows.Forms.Application]::EnableVisualStyles()
	[System.Windows.Forms.Application]::Run($Form1)
}

#endregion

#endregion

#region Event Handlers

function RadioButtonLbClick( $object ){
	$RadioButtonkg.checked=$false
	$RadioButtonLb.checked=$true
}

function RadioButtonkgClick( $object ){
	$RadioButtonkg.checked = $true
	$RadioButtonLb.checked = $false
}

function Btn_convertClick($object)
{
	if ($RadioButtonkg.checked )
	{ $TextBox2.Text = [single]($TextBox1.Text) * 2.2046226218 }
		
	else
	{ $TextBox2.Text = [single]($TextBox1.Text) / 2.2046226218  }
	

}

function Btn_quitClick( $object ){
$Form1.close()
}

function TextBox1TextChanged( $object ){

}

Main # This call must remain below all other event functions

#endregion

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by:MacroShadow
ID: 40410882
Here is a vbs:
Sub Demo()
    Dim dblAmount
    Dim intMeasurment
    Dim dblResult
    intMeasurment = InputBox("Which measurment would you like to convert from?" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "For ''lbs to kg'' type 1" & vbCrLf & "For ''kg to lbs'' type 2", "Measurment Conversion")
    dblAmount = InputBox("Please enter the weight to convert.", "Measurment Conversion")
    dblResult = (IIf(intMeasurment = 1, dblAmount / 0.4535922921969, dblAmount * 2.204623))
    MsgBox dblResult
End Sub

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by:100questions
ID: 40410936
@joeklimis - Is your script a batch script, Powershell or VBScript?
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Expert Comment

by:Joe Klimis
ID: 40410945
Hi
this is a Powershell script , wich uses .net forms

just save it into a file and run it in the normal way  

Joe
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by:100questions
ID: 40410951
@MacroShadow - when trying to run the script nothing happens.
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by:Joe Klimis
ID: 40410955
try adding   Demo()  as the last line to invoke the subroutine, you may not need the ()
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by:100questions
ID: 40411000
Joe are you referring to the script from MacroShadow?
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by:100questions
ID: 40411014
@MacroShadow - I added the Demo(), however after I enter the weight to convert, it does not calculate anything..
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by:100questions
ID: 40411021
@MacroShadow - if I try to run the script by doubleclicking the vbs file, I get an error:
Type mismatch: 'IIf'
Code:  800A000D
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by:Joe Klimis
ID: 40411027
@100questions  - Yes I was , I am guessing this needed to be VB, its a  sham as the Powershell rocked  :-)

did you try the powershell ?
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Assisted Solution

by:MacroShadow
MacroShadow earned 250 total points
ID: 40411121
Sorry, this works.
Dim dblAmount
Dim intMeasurment
Dim dblResult
intMeasurment = InputBox("Which measurment would you like to convert from?" & vbCrLf & vbCrLf & "For ''lbs to kg'' type 1" & vbCrLf & "For ''kg to lbs'' type 2", "Measurment Conversion")
dblAmount = InputBox("Please enter the weight to convert.", "Measurment Conversion")
If intMeasurment = 1 Then
    dblResult = dblAmount / 0.4535922921969
Else
    dblResult = dblAmount * 2.204623
End If
MsgBox dblResult

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by:100questions
ID: 40411235
Thanks everyone, both work well.
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