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How to: Automatically Dismiss a Message Box

This example shows how to automatically dismiss a message box after a specified period of time. This example displays a message box and then automatically dismisses it after 10 seconds.

Sample code provided by: MVP Contributor Tom Urtis, Atlas Programming Management | About the Contributor

Sub MessageBoxTimer()
    Dim AckTime As Integer, InfoBox As Object
    Set InfoBox = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
    'Set the message box to close after 10 seconds
    AckTime = 10
    Select Case InfoBox.Popup("Click OK (this window closes automatically after 10 seconds).", _
    AckTime, "This is your Message Box", 0)
        Case 1, -1
            Exit Sub
    End Select
End Sub

MVP Tom Urtis is the founder of Atlas Programming Management , a full-service Microsoft Office and Excel business solutions company in Silicon Valley. Tom has over 25 years of experience in business management and developing Microsoft Office applications, and is the co-author of “Holy Macro! It’s 2,500 Excel VBA Examples."

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