MessageBoxIndirect function

Creates, displays, and operates a message box. The message box contains application-defined message text and title, any icon, and any combination of predefined push buttons.

Syntax


int WINAPI MessageBoxIndirect(
  _In_  const LPMSGBOXPARAMS lpMsgBoxParams
);

Parameters

lpMsgBoxParams [in]

Type: const LPMSGBOXPARAMS

A pointer to a MSGBOXPARAMS structure that contains information used to display the message box.

Return value

Type: int

If the function succeeds, the return value is one of the following menu-item values.

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.

If there is not enough memory to create the message box, the return value is zero.

Return code/valueDescription
IDABORT
3

The Abort button was selected.

IDCANCEL
2

The Cancel button was selected.

IDCONTINUE
11

The Continue button was selected.

IDIGNORE
5

The Ignore button was selected.

IDNO
7

The No button was selected.

IDOK
1

The OK button was selected.

IDRETRY
4

The Retry button was selected.

IDTRYAGAIN
10

The Try Again button was selected.

IDYES
6

The Yes button was selected.

 

Remarks

When you use a system-modal message box to indicate that the system is low on memory, the strings pointed to by the lpszText and lpszCaption members of the MSGBOXPARAMS structure should not be taken from a resource file, because an attempt to load the resource may fail.

If you create a message box while a dialog box is present, use a handle to the dialog box as the hWnd parameter. The hWnd parameter should not identify a child window, such as a control in a dialog box.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]

Header

Winuser.h (include Windows.h)

Library

User32.lib

DLL

User32.dll

Unicode and ANSI names

MessageBoxIndirectW (Unicode) and MessageBoxIndirectA (ANSI)

See also

Reference
MessageBox
MessageBoxEx
MSGBOXPARAMS
Conceptual
Dialog Boxes

 

 

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