Introduction: How to Add Message Boxes in Batch Programming
Have you ever wanted to add a graphical interface for your batch files like you can in VBScript? I sure have. But now you can with this awesome program called MessageBox.
Step 1: Installation
You can download the program here-------->LINK
After you have downloaded and extracted the file, move the file called MSGBOX.EXE to your system32 folder, usually it is in C:\windows\system32.
Step 2: Test
Now, open up cmd and type msgbox and you should see it's syntax. You can also run the example.bat to test it out as well. So in case you did not understand how to use it, I have an example below:
Msgbox "Hello\n\nDo you want to continue ?" "This is a Message Box" YESNO
So first the "Hello\n\nDo you want to continue ?". This is the body message. The "\n\n" is a carriage return.
Second the "This is a Message Box". This is the Title in the Message Box.
Third the "YESNO". This are the buttons that would show on the Message Box. The following combinations are:
YESNO, YESNOCANCEL, OKCANCEL and if left blank then it would just display OK.
So now that you know how the MsgBox function works, you can now add functions when a button is clicked.
Example in a batch script:
Msgbox "Hello\n\nDo you want to continue ?" "This is a Message Box" YESNOCANCEL
if %errorlevel%==6 GOTO yes
if %errorlevel%==7 GOTO no
if %errorlevel%==2 GOTO cancel
::OK would be: if %errorlevel%==1 goto OK
echo You clicked Yes
echo You clicked No
echo You Clicked on Cancel
Step 3: Enjoy!
Now you can enjoy that Message Box Function!
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