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Using the MsgBox Function

In this tutorial you will learn how to use the MsgBox Function.

The MsgBox function displays a message in a dialog box, waits for the user to click a button, and returns an Integer indicating which button the user clicked.

=MsgBox(prompt [, buttons] [, title] [, helpfile, context])

prompt The message to show the user.
buttons Which button(s) and/or icon(s) to show
title The title shown in the dialog box title bar
helpfile The helpfile used to provide added information
context The topic number assigned in the helpfile

MsgBox - Function Engine

Settings

The buttons argument settings are:

buttons
ConstantValueDescriptionImages
vbOKOnly0Display OK button only.Ok
vbOKCancel1Display OK and Cancel buttons.OkCancel
vbAbortRetryIgnore2Display Abort, Retry, and Ignore buttons.AbortRetryIgnore
vbYesNoCancel3Display Yes, No, and Cancel buttons.YesNoCancel
vbYesNo4Display Yes and No buttons.YesNo
vbRetryCancel5Display Retry and Cancel buttons.RetryCnacel
vbCritical16Display Critical Message icon.X
vbQuestion32Display Warning Query icon.?
vbExclamation48Display Warning Message icon.!
vbInformation64Display Information Message icon.i
vbDefaultButton10First button is default.
vbDefaultButton2256Second button is default.
vbDefaultButton3512Third button is default.
vbDefaultButton4768Fourth button is default.
vbApplicationModal0Application modal; the user must respond to the message box before continuing work in the current application.
vbSystemModal4096System modal; all applications are suspended until the user responds to the message box.
vbMsgBoxHelpButton16384Adds Help button to the message boxHelp
VbMsgBoxSetForeground65536Specifies the message box window as the foreground window
vbMsgBoxRight524288Text is right alignedvbMsgBoxRight
vbMsgBoxRtlReading1048576Specifies text should appear as right-to-left reading on Hebrew and Arabic systemsvbMsgBoxRtlReading

The Return Values:

Return Values
ConstantValueDescription
vbOK1OK
vbCancel2Cancel
vbAbort3Abort
vbRetry4Retry
vbIgnore5Ignore
vbYes6Yes
vbNo7No


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