MessageBox.Show Method (String)


Displays a message box that has a message and that returns a result.

Namespace:   System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public static MessageBoxResult Show(
	string messageBoxText


Type: System.String

A String that specifies the text to display.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult

A MessageBoxResult value that specifies which message box button is clicked by the user.

The following example shows how to use this overload of the Show method.

void showMessageBoxButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
  // Configure message box
  string message = "Hello, MessageBox!";
  // Show message box
  MessageBoxResult result = MessageBox.Show(message);

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
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