Thread: The easiest way to make a msgbox?

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    The easiest way to make a msgbox?

    What's the easiest way to make an messagebox, can I somehow just use the insert resource thing? (ctrl+r or insert-resource...) or do I actually have to write code for it myself..

    let's say I have the classical Hello World

    #include <iostream.h>

    int main()
    cout << "Hello World";
    return 0;

    how can I make this into a msgbox, can I use the insert resource, and in that case, how do I do it..


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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    MessageBox(NULL, "message box caption", "message box title", +MB_OK);

    //this will create a message box with an ok button, you need to include windows.h to use the MessageBox function
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    Post YES...

    The whole program is this:

    #include <windows.h>

    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance,HINSTANCE hPrevInstance,LPSTR lpCmdLine,int nCmdShow)
    MessageBox(NULL,"Put Message Here", "Put Title Here", MB_OK);

    return 0;
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    ian, I noticed that you put a plus before MB_OK, was this just a mistake or does it have a real signifigance ? (I know that's spelt wrong...)

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    Remember, before you do this, make it a Win32 Application, and not a Win32 Console Application...I always here about people making this mistake, and it should be avoided.
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    Fingerstyle Guitarist taylorguitarman's Avatar
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    it can be a console app.
    you just need the windows.h header included.

    this will work
    #include <windows.h>
    int main()
     MessageBox(NULL, "Message", "Title", MB_OK);
     return 0;

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