Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

MsgBox Constants

The following constants are used with the MsgBox function to identify what buttons and icons appear on a message box and which button is the default. In addition, the modality of the MsgBox can be specified. Since these constants are built into VBScript, you don't have to define them before using them. Use them anywhere in your code to represent the values shown for each.

Constant Value Description
vbOKOnly 0 Display OK button only.
vbOKCancel 1 Display OK and Cancel buttons.
vbAbortRetryIgnore 2 Display Abort, Retry, and Ignore buttons.
vbYesNoCancel 3 Display Yes, No, and Cancel buttons.
vbYesNo 4 Display Yes and No buttons.
vbRetryCancel 5 Display Retry and Cancel buttons.
vbCritical 16 Display Critical Message icon.
vbQuestion 32 Display Warning Query icon.
vbExclamation 48 Display Warning Message icon.
vbInformation 64 Display Information Message icon.
vbDefaultButton1 0 First button is the default.
vbDefaultButton2 256 Second button is the default.
vbDefaultButton3 512 Third button is the default.
vbDefaultButton4 768 Fourth button is the default.
vbApplicationModal 0 Application modal. The user must respond to the message box before continuing work in the current application.
vbSystemModal 4096 System modal. On Win16 systems, all applications are suspended until the user responds to the message box. On Win32 systems, this constant provides an application modal message box that always remains on top of any other programs you may have running.

The following constants are used with the MsgBox function to identify which button a user has selected. These constants are only available when your project has an explicit reference to the appropriate type library containing these constant definitions. For VBScript, you must explicitly declare these constants in your code.

Constant Value Description
vbOK 1 OK button was clicked.
vbCancel 2 Cancel button was clicked.
vbAbort 3 Abort button was clicked.
vbRetry 4 Retry button was clicked.
vbIgnore 5 Ignore button was clicked.
vbYes 6 Yes button was clicked.
vbNo 7 No button was clicked.


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See Also

Color Constants | Comparison Constants | Date and Time Constants | Date Format Constants | Miscellaneous Constants | String Constants | Tristate Constants | VarType Constants