How to use Message Box C# Windows Application

Posted on 2006-11-13
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

I am new to C# and I am making Windows Application using C#

I want that If User clicks on the button on the Application Form then confirm box should appear that If user clicks yes then task should perform else Application remains as it is.

What I should write on the button to close the application on some event?

Thanks in Advance
Question by:dinesh_bali
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ID: 17934693

DialogResult R =  MessageBox.Show("Message here");

 if(R = DialogResult.Yes )
   // your code
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Jase-Coder earned 250 total points
ID: 17934700
here is an example from the msdn:

private void validateUserEntry5()

    // Checks the value of the text.

    if(serverName.Text.Length == 0)

        // Initializes the variables to pass to the MessageBox.Show method.

        string message = "You did not enter a server name. Cancel this operation?";
        string caption = "No Server Name Specified";
        MessageBoxButtons buttons = MessageBoxButtons.YesNo;
        DialogResult result;

        // Displays the MessageBox.

        result = MessageBox.Show(this, message, caption, buttons);

        if(result == DialogResult.Yes)

            // Closes the parent form.





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Expert Comment

ID: 17934701
If this form you close is the main form of the application then the application will quit when it is closed.
You can use Application.Exit() but it is better to Close() your forms in an orderly fashion.

if (MessageBox.Show("Are you sure you wish to quit this application.","Quit ?", Buttons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes){
    // they clicked on the yes button.
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Expert Comment

ID: 17937381
Here is code to bring up a Yes/No messagebox and then preform an action based on the results.

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            DialogResult dr = MessageBox.Show("Do you wish to exit?", "Exit", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo);
            switch (dr)
                case DialogResult.Yes:
                    this.DialogResult = DialogResult.OK;
                    Application.Exit(); // Exit the program or this can be changed to any other action
                case DialogResult.No:
                    // Do nothing, or preform whatever other action you want

If it was to just close a form, not the applicaiton, you would change Application.Exit() to:

Form1 formShow = new Form1();

That is assuming Form1 is the main form that you want to open again, and Form2 is the one being closed.  
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Expert Comment

ID: 17937393
Oh I forgot to say, make sure that you have this at the very top of the code:

using System.Windows.Forms

Otherwise it just won't work.

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