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MessageBox.Show Method (String)

Displays a message box with specified text.

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

public static DialogResult Show (
	string text
public static DialogResult Show (
	String text
public static function Show (
	text : String
) : DialogResult
Not applicable.



The text to display in the message box.

Return Value

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.

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

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0