I think you will find that even your workaround does not work. Custom dialogs have worked (or not worked) this way since they have been able to input text. The Online Help topic on the Show Custom Dialog script step specifically states:
So it is not a bug - that is the way it works.
Thanks for the clarification. I'm sure this worked in my test database, but it doesn't today.
Please, can you therefore consider this as a feature request!
Thank you for your post.
Please enter the feature request on our web site at:
I could easily copy and paste your posts into the web form, but there are questions asked that only you can answer.
From what I have observed, our Product Marketing department tends to pay more attention to those requests that have real life examples. Explain what happens, how this affects your business, etc. In other words, don't just say, "Put in this feature".