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  1. #1
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    Needs help in VB6

    Hi all, can anyone tell me how to use msgbox in vb 6

    I mean, let say

    msgbox "Do you want to continue?", vbYesNo, "My Program"

    - How to use VbYesNo? How to write a program for this?
    - what is the value will returned by Yes or No

    help me.... or give me simple example......

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Hey there.

    Heres a quick easy example;

    Dim a As Integer

    'we will start with a simple msgbox that has two choices: yes and no

    a = MsgBox("Do you like rice?", vbYesNo,"Rice")

    'now we check what the user selected with an if statement. Although we could use numerical values, vb constants are much easier; vbyes, vbno, vbcancel etc. Press F2 to open the object browser in vb where you can find a full list.

    If a = vbYes Then

    'yes stuff

    'no stuff
    End If

    If you need further help, just specify what you need

    Edit -- Im bored, so i might add some stuff you'd find useful;
    Heres exactly what the above does.
    Firstly, we set aside some memory space for a variable called 'a' -- can be anything you want. vbYesNo and all its variants convert to whole numbers, so i am Dim'ing it as Integer.
    Then comes the msgbox. In front of it i put a =, which will set the users choice (vbYes or vbNo in this case) to the variable we set in the previous step. The rest is self explanitory; MsgBox(text, buttons, title).
    After the user has selected an option, we pass it through an If statement to determine what they selected. As i mentioned, you can use the proper numerical values (below), or you can just use the visual basic constant for 'yes'; vbYes.

    Here is a list of constants/values associated with the MsgBox in Visual Basic.
    Event -- Constant -- Numerical Value
    User clicks 'yes' -- vbYes -- 6
    User clicks 'no' -- vbNo -- 7
    User clicks 'OK' -- vbOK -- 1
    User clicks 'Cancel' -- vbCancel -- 2
    User clicks 'Abort' -- vbAbort -- 3
    User clicks 'retry' -- vbRetry -- 4
    User clicks 'ignore' -- vbIgnore -- 5

    To get these buttons to appear on your message box, use any of the following in the 'Buttons' field [ MsgBox(text, buttons, title) ]
    Constant -- Buttons Displayed
    vbYesNo -- Yes, No
    vbYesNoCancel -- Yes, No, Cancel
    vbRetryCancel -- Retry, Cancel
    vbOkCancel -- OK, Cancel
    vbOkOnly [default] -- OK
    vbAbortRetryIgnore -- Abort, Retry, Ignore

    If you want to be adventurous, try adding an icon to the messagebox. to do this, is the following format: MsgBox(text, icon + button, title). Example - MsgBox("**** off", vbCritical + vbAbortRetryIgnore, "hello")
    Icon Constant -- Icon Displayed/Effects
    vbCritical -- Windows critical icon, critical beep sounds
    vbQuestion -- Windows question mark icon, question beep sounds
    vbExclamation -- Exclamation mark, beep sounds
    vbInformation -- 'i' Information icon, info beep sounds

    well, that was fun. as i said above, any questions just ask

  3. #3
    sometimes i use msgbox just for debugging

    you can use this in a very simplistic form:

    msgbox "any text here"


    msgbox any_variable_here


    but for your question, this might work:

    if msgbox("Do you want to continue?", vbYesNo, "My Program") = vbYes then
    msgbox "you chose YES"
    'put the code for 'yes'
    msgbox "you chose NO"
    'put the code for 'no'
    When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. - Sherlock Holmes

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  4. #4
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    May 2003
    On a side note, dont forget Debug.* is there for debug purposes as well, saves time/memory/effort in comparison to MsgBox, and doesnt affect the actual program.

    For x = 0 to lstResults.listcount - 1
    Debug.Print "x = " & x
    Debug.Print "Corresponds to the following item on lstResults: " & lstResults.List(x)
    Next x

    etc etc. It puts the .Print'ed text into the tiny debug screen at the bottom when you run the program through VB.

  5. #5
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    go to

    You will get tonnes of examples to faf arround with.

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    Here are some other good VB Code sites
    Mad Beaver

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