Command Prompt for Windows




Command MSGBOX

Function:

Display a message in a pop-up window. The button pressed to close the window is stored in an environment variable called MSGBOX.

Syntax:

MSGBOX "title" "text" [flags]
titleA string which specifies the window caption.
textA string containing a sequence of characters which specifies the message to display
flagsA number which specifies the following attributes :-
  • Button :-

    0OK button (default).
    1OK and Cancel buttons.
    2Abort, Retry, and Ignore buttons.
    3Yes, No, and Cancel buttons.
    4Yes and No buttons.
    5Retry and Cancel buttons.
  • Icons :-

    0No icon (default).
    16Stop icon.
    32Question icon.
    48Attention icon.
    64Information icon.
  • Button action :-

    0First button is the default.
    256Second button is the default.
    512Third button is the default.
    To specify more then one attribute simply add the values together

Note:

The following icons are displayed under Windows Xp :-

Stop
Question
Attention
Information

To include a new line character in parameter text use a tilda character (ie. ' ~ ').

Example on using MSGBOX.

Also see command EDITBOX and DISPBOX.