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MessageBox.Show Method (String)

.NET Framework 1.1

Displays a message box with specified text.

[Visual Basic]
Overloads Public Shared Function Show( _
   ByVal text As String _
) As DialogResult
public static DialogResult Show(
 string text
public: static DialogResult Show(
 String* text
public static function Show(
   text : String
) : DialogResult;


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.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family, .NET Compact Framework

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See Also

MessageBox Class | MessageBox Members | System.Windows.Forms Namespace | MessageBox.Show Overload List