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MessageBox.Show Method (IWin32Window, String)

Displays a message box in front of the specified object and with the specified text.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)
public static DialogResult Show(
	IWin32Window owner,
	string text
)

Parameters

owner
Type: System.Windows.Forms.IWin32Window
text
Type: System.String

Return Value

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

You can use the owner parameter to specify a particular object, which implements the IWin32Window interface, that will serve as the dialog box's top-level window and owner. A message box is a modal dialog box, which means no input (keyboard or mouse click) can occur except to objects on the modal form. The program must hide or close a modal form (typically in response to some user action) before input to another form can occur.

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

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

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
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