How to Make a Message Box in Notepad

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Intro: How to Make a Message Box in Notepad

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.

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74 Discussions


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Actually the way to make a MsgBox in Visual Studio is:

Private Sub Form1_Load(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load
MsgBox("Computer Shutting down in 60 Minutes.")
End Sub


Tip 4 weeks ago on Step 1

Remember to put .vbs when you save it. not .txt

So the name needs to be: Whatever you want.vbs

You can name it anything, but make sure you have .vbs at the end. :)


7 weeks ago

how do i put text in the message boxes title


6 months ago on Step 1


How to creat other buttons (not like Yes/No and OK)?

I mean "Hello or smth else"

thank you


Tip 7 months ago on Introduction

If you want a message box who can't be close (except using the task manager), do this:
x=msgbox(box text,buttons,box title)


7 years ago on Introduction

Hi could you please answer theese questions for me,
1. how do i make something happen when i click one of the buttons
2. how do i make the message box automatticaly open when i log on

thnaks could you please reply to this comment at

3 replies

Yes, you can, you just have to make another message box just like the last one on a second line. But the other will appear even if you select the "X" Button.


Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

Well I know how to make it run when you log on to windows.

Here's how:

Open Start Menu >> Drag application to startup folder >> Enjoy!


3 years ago on Introduction

How can i create a never endind dailog box and it will display when computer start

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Reply 11 months ago

create basic task in app: Task Scheduler with trigger of logon and action of run ur script

and also put your msg box code over and over for a long chain of msg boxes


3 years ago on Introduction

I, m sorry, did'nt get the point. This is what I saved as what was thought:

x=msgbox(box "mailbox",0,"veldfiets"), saved as .vbs, all type of files, in Documents.

Nothing happens on opening the .vbs file: not able to open etc. etc.

What is the clue here?

2 replies