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MessageBox.Show Method (Window, String, String, MessageBoxButton, MessageBoxImage, MessageBoxResult, MessageBoxOptions)

Displays a message box in front of the specified window. The message box displays a message, title bar caption, button, and icon; and accepts a default message box result, complies with the specified options, and returns a result.

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

public static MessageBoxResult Show(
	Window owner,
	string messageBoxText,
	string caption,
	MessageBoxButton button,
	MessageBoxImage icon,
	MessageBoxResult defaultResult,
	MessageBoxOptions options


Type: System.Windows.Window
A Window that represents the owner window of the message box.
Type: System.String
A String that specifies the text to display.
Type: System.String
A String that specifies the title bar caption to display.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxButton
A MessageBoxButton value that specifies which button or buttons to display.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxImage
A MessageBoxImage value that specifies the icon to display.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult
A MessageBoxResult value that specifies the default result of the message box.
Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxOptions
A MessageBoxOptions value object that specifies the options.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.MessageBoxResult
A MessageBoxResult value that specifies which message box button is clicked by the user.

By default, the message box appears in front of the window that is currently active.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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