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HtmlWindow.Prompt Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Shows a dialog box that displays a message and a text box to the user.

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

public string Prompt (
	string message,
	string defaultInputValue
public String Prompt (
	String message, 
	String defaultInputValue
public function Prompt (
	message : String, 
	defaultInputValue : String
) : String



The default value displayed in the text box.

Return Value

A String representing the text entered by the user.

Prompt provides a quick, easy way to obtain simple text input from the user.

Although Prompt accepts Unicode text as input, the Internet Explorer script prompt will not display non-Latin language text appropriately on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME or Windows NT due to operating system limitations. For more information, see INFO: Internet Explorer Script Prompts and MBCS/Unicode (;en-us;211147).

Windows 98, Windows 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 .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0