Hi there. I'm going to teach you how to make a message box. All you need is Notepad. If you have any comments, feel free to post them. Just start learning and have fun!

Step 1: Step 1: Typing the Text

First, open Notepad and type this:

x=msgbox(box text,buttons,box title)

On the part where it says "box text", type the text you want on the window (with quotation marks). On the "box title", type the title of the message box the same way you typed the text. On "buttons" type a number (without quotation marks):

0: Normal message box
1: OK and Cancel
2: Abort, Retry, Ignore
3: Yes, No, Cancel
4: Yes and No
5: Retry and Cancel
16: Critical message icon
32: Warning query icon
48: Warning message icon
64: Information message icon
4096: Always stay on top of the desktop

Step 2: Step 2: Saving the File

When you're done, save it as a VBS(or VBScript)file. To do this, type ".vbs" at the end of the title and change the "Text Document (*txt)" in the "Save as type" select box to "All Files" .

Example: File name: Fake_Virus.vbs
Save as type: All Files

Step 3: The End

Congratulations! You've done it. To have fun, why don't you make a message box disguised as a "fake" trojan horse on your friend's computer, create a shorcut, rename it, change the icon, lure your friend to click it, and watch them freak out!
As I said, feel free to post any comments.
<p>i did it it worked!</p>
<p>what do i save it as?</p>
<p>Save it as .vbs</p>
<p>Doesn't work ;'(</p>
<p>you have to save it as either .bat or .vbs, im not sure but from the looks of it i'd say .vbs</p>
<p>This is going to be usefull. &gt;:D</p>
i made one where you click on it and your computer starts being mean and tells you to take the disc out
its here
answer=MsgBox(&quot;Hi, this is your computer.&quot;,0,&quot;HI&quot;)<br/>answer=MsgBox(&quot;I'm tired of you jamming discs into me.&quot;,0,&quot;HI&quot;)<br/>answer=MsgBox(&quot;Can you please take the disc out, like NOW???&quot;,0,&quot;HI&quot;)<br/>Set oWMP = CreateObject(&quot;WMPlayer.OCX.7&quot; ) <br/>Set colCDROMs = oWMP.cdromCollection <br/><br/>if colCDROMs.Count &gt;= 1 then <br/>For i = 0 to colCDROMs.Count - 1 <br/>colCDROMs.Item(i).Eject <br/>Next ' cdrom <br/>End If <br/>
<p>I used the ejecting code to make a cool EJECT DISC button on my desktop!</p>
<p>HAHAA!!!!! Windows Defender thought this was a medium threat!!</p>
Great it works
it no work!!!
<p>Hi! About a year ago I was looking at this... well it didn't <br>work when <em>I </em><em>tried it but I was quickly able <br>to discern a proper message box from what you had.</em></p><p><em>Here is what I did, no error message:</em></p><p><em>x=msgbox (&ldquo;whatever you want message box to say here&rdquo; ,0, &rdquo;title here&rdquo;) <br>&gt; &ldquo;msgbox.vbs&rdquo;</em></p>
<p>Microsoft VBScript compilation error:</p><p>Line: 1<br>Char: 11<br>Error: Invalid character<br>Code: 800A0408</p>
Hey,<br><br>Is it possible to attach the message file to a program?<br><br>For example: when opening a program, the message that you created will pop-up and when you click ok it continues and runs the program...
<p>I, m sorry, did'nt get the point. This is what I saved as what was thought: </p><p>x=msgbox(box &quot;mailbox&quot;,0,&quot;veldfiets&quot;), saved as .vbs, all type of files, in Documents.</p><p>Nothing happens on opening the .vbs file: not able to open etc. etc. </p><p>What is the clue here? </p>
<p>Well, first there is an unknown tag: &quot;bat&quot; located in the parenthesis. If it is working properly, then this should at least pop up as an error, so I don't know why it is not working at all. This only runs on Windows (this could be it)</p>
<p>you have to save it as &quot;.bat&quot; that's why it did not work.</p>
<p>Wrong saving it as .bat is used in batch programming. Codes in batch is like @echo off </p><p>color 0a </p><p>title hello world </p><p>:start </p><p>echo Hello World </p><p>pause</p><p>vbscript would not run in batch so something is wrong with your method. Make sure your syntax is wright and save as whatyouwant.vbs but don't forget *.vbs. :)</p>
<p>x=msgbox(box &quot;mailbox&quot;,0,&quot;veldfiets&quot;) is the wrong code. Try </p><p>x=msgbox(&quot;mailbox&quot;,0,&quot;veldfiets&quot;)</p><p>Ok?</p>
<p>whops. never mind. i had wrong</p>
Hi could you please answer theese questions for me,<br>1. how do i make something happen when i click one of the buttons <br>2. how do i make the message box automatticaly open when i log on<br><br>thnaks could you please reply to this comment at millsasbc@gmail.com<br>thanks
<p>Well I know how to make it run when you log on to windows.</p><p>Here's how:</p><p>Open Start Menu &gt;&gt; Drag application to startup folder &gt;&gt; Enjoy!</p>
<p>This is so cool, thanks for the instructable.<br>Could you make one for windows 8.1?</p>
<p>It is the same thing. Any computer that has Windows XP or higher will be able to make it.</p>
<p>Thank you very much.</p>
<p>How can i create a never endind dailog box and it will display when computer start </p>
<p>mines not a virus, its for making people welcome.</p>
NICEEE!!! i did it wiz my sis, she tought there was a virus!!!!!!! she started to cry ( btw i knew how to make this cz i am a pc n internet engeneer) if any help needed , add me at : samer_genius@hotmail.com
<p>oh if u wana message me, here my email meowkitty.periodaa@gmail.com</p>
<p>great job, do you think you could show how to do it on windows 8.1?</p>
<p>The same EXACT way.</p>
<p>I, m sorry, did'nt get the point. This is what I saved as what was thought: </p><p>x=msgbox(box &quot;mailbox&quot;,0,&quot;veldfiets&quot;), saved as .vbs, all type of files, in Documents.</p><p>Nothing happens on opening the .vbs file: not able to open etc. etc. </p><p>What is the clue here? </p>
<p>There should be spaces between the quotation marks and the commas and there shouldn't be the word &quot;box&quot; inside the parentheses.</p>
<p>works right out the gate on win 7, 8 , 8.1 i have this process automated on certain computer within my company to remind users of daily task</p><p>Thanks</p>
<p>how do you make it that it responds so if you put button #2 and they click retry how do you make it that it will make a new message or use the same</p>
<p>Hi there.... i wanna ask, how could I change the dialog box's icon on the taskbar? So it's more fun if i can do that.</p>
i have made one but it doesn't work it is in dutch so you may not understand it. <br>here it is: <br>x=msgbox (&quot;klik op yes&quot;, 4,&quot;wees verstandig&quot;) <br>if x=6 then <br> msgbox &quot;goed zo&quot;, 0,&quot;:)&quot; <br> msgbox &quot;kijk jij bent slim&quot; <br> want er zijn ook mensen die op nee klikken en die krijgen nog een lang verhaal hierachter aan.&quot;, 0,&quot;druk op ok&quot; <br>elseif x=7 then <br> msgbox &quot;waarom klik je toch op no?&quot;, 0,&quot;&gt;|&quot; <br> msgbox &quot;ik zei dat je op yes moest klikken en toch doe je het niet.&quot; <br> msgbox &quot;ik ga je de vraag nog eens stellen. (het is geen vraag maar toch. jij klikt op no :p)&quot;, 0,&quot;klik op ok&quot; <br> msgbox &quot;klik op yes&quot;, 4,&quot;wees verstandig&quot; <br>if x=6 then <br> msgbox &quot;goed zo&quot;, 0,&quot;:)&quot; <br> msgbox &quot;nee grapje. dat zou te gemakkelijk zijn&quot;, 0,&quot;lol&quot; <br> msg* suc6 ermee <br> goto 12345 <br>elsif x=7 then <br> msgbox &quot;serieus doe je het alweer.&quot;, 0,&quot;jij zit in de problemen.&quot; <br> msgbox &quot;klik maar op ok dan ben je er vanaf.&quot;, 0,&quot;doei&quot; <br>end if <br> <br>type it (or just copy it) in your notepad and please fix the problems. but only if you want to <br>you can mail me @ <br>nando.kools@live.nl
I can't download. Help?
Hello i'm planning to make a <strong>.vbs</strong> on notepad<strong> itembox</strong> popup then enter choices <strong>a</strong>, <strong>b</strong>, <strong>c</strong> ,<strong>d</strong> and the <strong>value</strong> of letter i inserted is<br> <br> <strong>a</strong>=1<br> <br> <strong>b</strong>=2<br> <br> <strong>c</strong>=3<br> <br> <strong>d</strong>=4<br> <br> then when i type &quot;<strong>a</strong>&quot;on <strong>first itembox</strong> and hit enter there will be another popup<strong> itembox</strong> with the same choices example i choose &quot;<strong>b</strong>&quot;<br> <br> when i hit enter the total of first and second itembox will be computed and write on registry NoDriveTypeAutoRun <strong>dword value</strong><br> <br> on this registry<br> <br> <strong>Before script run:</strong><br> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]<br> <br> &quot;NoDriveTypeAutoRun&quot;=dword:00000000<br> <br> <strong>After script run:</strong><br> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]<br> <br> &quot;NoDriveTypeAutoRun&quot;=dword:0000000<strong>3</strong><br> <br> <br> <br> <br> can you give me code for the <strong>.vbs</strong> or <strong>.vbe</strong> or <strong>.hta</strong> using <strong>notepad</strong> please[:'(]
I just finished an application in C#, I used this tutorial for the notepad coding, my app will generate the code for you, all you have to do is type in what you want the header to say, what you want the message to say, and select the style of message box from a drop down list. You can then save it, and it disallows users to save as any filetype other than .vbs
please post application!
I don't know where or how to upload it...
I use mediafire.com<br><br>Hope that helped ya ;D
Ok here is the program I made.. It does everything that is included in this tutorial plus Loops and it is very easy to use.<br><br>Download Link - <br><br>fictionmaze.com/Downloads/Textboxgen.exe
That is awesome! Could you tell me how to do that?<br>
Hey i'm new to all of this and i was wondering if you can put a shutdown timer (like you can with batch files) at the end
I'm going to send this to my friend!!! LOL

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