How to keep a dialog open while test is running

I would like to keep a dialog (answer dialog with couple buttons) open while the test is running. I tried doing it with the answer command, but it pauses the test until I press a button. I want Eggplant to ignore and run the test until some button is pressed.
Is it possible to have a dialog like that?

It would be nice if I can just press a button like “Generate Report” on that dialog and it just give me a report in the middle of the test.

Currently the Ask and Answer commands wait for user input before continuing, so the text entered or button clicked is available to the script. So, there isn’t a way to do what you’re asking right now.

We’ll take this as a feature request for a future version though. Thanks for the suggestion!