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    Question changing the buttons in the message box


    is it possible to change the buttons in the message box? can i change it to...instead of Yes or No, or Abort, Retry, Cancel, can i change it to Help or to any caption that i need?
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    There is a list of possible buttons. I don't know if you can escape that list or not.
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    Hi!crackerweb,i recommend u to make a form which implements your aim.And make this form to hide when u don't show it.When u will show the message box,u can make it show!..
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    There is an API call you can use to implement custom Message boxes, although it would be easier to just design a quick form and dynamically display a caption. If you want to find out more about the API call, I would visit API.NET and download the API Guide - it has some examples on how to use it.. once you get it, start it, click "Groups" tab, go to "Common Dialogs", and then go down to the MessageBox functions. There's MessageBox, MessageBoxEx, and MessageBoxIndirect.

    Good Luck
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    hey thanks fisherman for directing me to that site, i find that site very useful indeed!
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    The MessageBox function creates, displays, and operates a message box. The message box contains an application-defined message and title, plus any combination of predefined icons and push buttons.
    MessgeBox API:
    Declare Function MessageBox Lib "user32" Alias "MessageBoxA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpText As String, ByVal lpCaption As String, ByVal wType As Long) As Long

    Parameters:
    ?hWnd
    Identifies the owner window of the message box to be created. If this parameter is NULL, the message box has no owner window.

    ?lpText
    Points to a null-terminated string containing the message to be displayed.

    ?lpCaption
    Points to a null-terminated string used for the dialog box title. If this parameter is NULL, the default title Error is used.

    ?uType
    Specifies a set of bit flags that determine the contents and behavior of the dialog box. This parameter can be a combination of flags from the following groups of flags.
    Specify one of the following flags to indicate the buttons contained in the message box:
    MB_ABORTRETRYIGNORE
    The message box contains three push buttons: Abort, Retry, and Ignore.
    MB_OK
    The message box contains one push button: OK. This is the default.
    MB_OKCANCEL
    The message box contains two push buttons: OK and Cancel.
    MB_RETRYCANCEL
    The message box contains two push buttons: Retry and Cancel.
    MB_YESNO
    The message box contains two push buttons: Yes and No.
    MB_YESNOCANCEL
    The message box contains three push buttons: Yes, No, and Cancel.

    Specify one of the following flags to display an icon in the message box:
    MB_ICONEXCLAMATION,
    MB_ICONWARNING
    An exclamation-point icon appears in the message box.
    MB_ICONINFORMATION, MB_ICONASTERISK
    An icon consisting of a lowercase letter i in a circle appears in the message box.
    MB_ICONQUESTION
    A question-mark icon appears in the message box.
    MB_ICONSTOP,
    MB_ICONERROR,
    MB_ICONHAND
    A stop-sign icon appears in the message box.

    Specify one of the following flags to indicate the default button:
    MB_DEFBUTTON1
    The first button is the default button.
    MB_DEFBUTTON1 is the default unless MB_DEFBUTTON2, MB_DEFBUTTON3, or MB_DEFBUTTON4 is specified.
    MB_DEFBUTTON2
    The second button is the default button.
    MB_DEFBUTTON3
    The third button is the default button.
    MB_DEFBUTTON4
    The fourth button is the default button.

    Specify one of the following flags to indicate the modality of the dialog box:
    MB_APPLMODAL
    The user must respond to the message box before continuing work in the window identified by the hWnd parameter. However, the user can move to the windows of other applications and work in those windows.
    Depending on the hierarchy of windows in the application, the user may be able to move to other windows within the application. All child windows of the parent of the message box are automatically disabled, but popup windows are not.
    MB_APPLMODAL is the default if neither MB_SYSTEMMODAL nor MB_TASKMODAL is specified.
    MB_SYSTEMMODAL
    Same as MB_APPLMODAL except that the message box has the WS_EX_TOPMOST style. Use system-modal message boxes to notify the user of serious, potentially damaging errors that require immediate attention (for example, running out of memory). This flag has no effect on the user's ability to interact with windows other than those associated with hWnd.
    MB_TASKMODAL
    Same as MB_APPLMODAL except that all the top-level windows belonging to the current task are disabled if the hWnd parameter is NULL. Use this flag when the calling application or library does not have a window handle available but still needs to prevent input to other windows in the current application without suspending other applications.

    In addition, you can specify the following flags:
    MB_DEFAULT_DESKTOP_ONLY
    The desktop currently receiving input must be a default desktop; otherwise, the function fails. A default desktop is one an application runs on after the user has logged on.
    MB_HELP
    Adds a Help button to the message box. Choosing the Help button or pressing F1 generates a Help event.
    MB_RIGHT
    The text is right-justified.
    MB_RTLREADING
    Displays message and caption text using right-to-left reading order on Hebrew and Arabic systems.
    MB_SETFOREGROUND
    The message box becomes the foreground window. Internally, Windows calls the SetForegroundWindow function for the message box.
    MB_TOPMOST
    The message box is created with the WS_EX_TOPMOST window style.
    MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION
    Windows NT only: The caller is a service notifying the user of an event. The function displays a message box on the current active desktop, even if there is no user logged on to the computer.
    If this flag is set, the hWnd parameter must be NULL. This is so the message box can appear on a desktop other than the desktop corresponding to the hWnd.
    For Windows NT version 4.0, the value of MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION has changed. See WINUSER.H for the old and new values. Windows NT 4.0 provides backward compatibility for pre-existing services by mapping the old value to the new value in the implementation of MessageBox and MessageBoxEx. This mapping is only done for executables that have a version number, as set by the linker, less than 4.0.
    To build a service that uses MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION, and can run on both Windows NT 3.x and Windows NT 4.0, you have two choices. 1. At link-time, specify a version number less than 4.0; or
    2. At link-time, specify version 4.0. At run-time, use the GetVersionEx function to check the system version. Then when running on Windows NT 3.x, use MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION_NT3X; and on Windows NT 4.0, use MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION.
    MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION_NT3X
    Windows NT only: This value corresponds to the value defined for MB_SERVICE_NOTIFICATION for Windows NT version 3.51.


    The return value is zero if there is not enough memory to create the message box.

    If the function succeeds, the return value is one of the following menu-item values returned by the dialog box:
    IDABORT
    Abort button was selected.

    IDCANCEL
    Cancel button was selected.

    IDIGNORE
    Ignore button was selected.

    IDNO
    No button was selected.

    IDOK
    OK button was selected.

    IDRETRY
    Retry button was selected.

    IDYES
    Yes button was selected.



    If a message box has a Cancel button, the function returns the IDCANCEL value if either the ESC key is pressed or the Cancel button is selected. If the message box has no Cancel button, pressing ESC has no effect.

    Const MB_DEFBUTTON1 = &H0&
    Const MB_DEFBUTTON2 = &H100&
    Const MB_DEFBUTTON3 = &H200&
    Const MB_ICONASTERISK = &H40&
    Const MB_ICONEXCLAMATION = &H30&
    Const MB_ICONHAND = &H10&
    Const MB_ICONINFORMATION = MB_ICONASTERISK
    Const MB_ICONQUESTION = &H20&
    Const MB_ICONSTOP = MB_ICONHAND
    Const MB_OK = &H0&
    Const MB_OKCANCEL = &H1&
    Const MB_YESNO = &H4&
    Const MB_YESNOCANCEL = &H3&
    Const MB_ABORTRETRYIGNORE = &H2&
    Const MB_RETRYCANCEL = &H5&
    Private Declare Function MessageBox Lib "user32" Alias "MessageBoxA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal lpText As String, ByVal lpCaption As String, ByVal wType As Long) As Long
    Private Sub Form_Load()
    'KPD-Team 1998
    'URL: http://www.allapi.net/
    'E-Mail: KPDTeam@Allapi.net
    'Show a messagebox
    MessageBox Me.hwnd, "KPD-Team 1998", App.Title, MB_OK
    End
    End Sub
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    hey thanks cleverpig for the effort. I've downloaded the API guide though I'm having a hard time understanding those codes, maybe because i'm not use to using API calls

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