phan

Tiny command line utility msgbox.exe with timeout option

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I searched for such tool but did not find so I wrote myself. Maybe some of you can make use of this tiny tool

Features:

- standard styles (yes/no, ok/cancel, abort/retry,...) and icons

- selectable default button with timeout option

- only 1KB

Download: msgbox.cab

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Dude this is sweet... might be awesome for my INF uninstallers

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OK I got the message boxes but n00b question:

How do i use the choices? meaning when i select OK or Cancell how do I use the number to go to a choice?

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use errorlevel, for example:

 msgbox "Setup will continue in %%d seconds." "Setup" 65 15
if errorlevel 2 goto :cancel

rem *** put your stuff here in case the user clicks on OK or timed out ***

:cancel

Here are the errorlevels returned:

0 Timed out

1 OK

2 Cancel

3 Abort

4 Retry

5 Ignore

6 Yes

7 No

You can also use %ERRORLEVEL% as environment variable, i.e.

if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="5" goto :ignore

if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="4" goto :retry

if "%ERRORLEVEL%"=="3" goto :abort

Edited by phan
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:yes: wonderful my friend. thank u very much. ive been looking for this kind of app to execute cmds based on the user interest. u have fulfilled my interest. :thumbup

Youve just got my 200th post. :whistle:

Edited by rajesh.kumar
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thank u all :wub:

@rajesh: I'll wait for ur 999th post :rolleyes:

btw, note on the double percent sign %%d above: this is because calling in cmd-file. If you run msgbox from other program, use only one percent sign %d (like printf())

And the number 65 in the example above is sum of 1+64 (OK Cancel + Information Icon). You may combine following box styles:

Buttons:

0 OK

1 OK Cancel

2 Abort, Retry, Ignore

3 Yes, No, Cancel

4 Yes, No

5 Retry, Cancel

Icon:

16 Error

32 Question

48 Exclamation

64 Information

Default button:

256 make 2nd button default

512 make 3rd button default

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Buttons:

0 OK

1 OK Cancel

2 Abort, Retry, Ignore

3 Yes, No, Cancel

4 Yes, No

5 Retry, Cancel

The first param is the messagebox text, the second is the window title, third is the sum of the buttons + icon + default, fourth is the timeout in seconds.

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Could you add a switch to always return errorlevel 0. I would like to use msgbox.exe as a program in MS SMS, and errorlevel <> 0 cause a stop.

thanx for an excellent program

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Msgbox.exe - virus alert ???

My Avira Personal Antivirus send alarm when unpacking msgbox.cab

True virus ???

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msgbox.cmd contains the text "format c:" - try changing that to something else and scan the extracted files again?

virustotal.com seems busy at the moment.

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