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MessageBox.Show Method (String)

Displays a message box with specified text.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public static DialogResult Show(
	string text
)

Parameters

text
Type: System.String

The text to display in the message box.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult
One of the DialogResult values.

By default, the message box displays an OK button. The message box does not contain a caption in the title.

The following code example displays a simple message box.

private void DisplayMessageBoxText()
{
         MessageBox.Show("Hello, world.");
}

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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