Wolfram Language & System 10.0 (2014)|Legacy Documentation

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puts up a standard message dialog that displays expr together with an OK button.

includes buttons with labels that evaluate the corresponding if clicked.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • The contents expr can be text, graphics, or any other expression.
  • MessageDialog returns immediately, but the dialog it generates remains up until one of its buttons is pressed, or the dialog window is closed.
  • MessageDialog[expr] generates a dialog that includes an OK button. Pressing Enter or Esc is taken to be equivalent to pressing the OK button.
  • MessageDialog places buttons automatically, outside the area used to display expr.
  • MessageDialog by default puts up a notebook with a typical message dialog appearance. The option settings include WindowFloating->False, WindowSize->All, and WindowTitle->None.
  • MessageDialog by default puts up a dialog in the middle of the main display screen. Explicit settings for WindowMargins override this.
  • MessageDialog returns a NotebookObject corresponding to the notebook it creates.
  • If the Wolfram System is run without a notebook front end, MessageDialog[expr,] prints expr in textual form, without any buttons or other controls.

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Post a message in its own window:

The message can include any kind of expression:

Introduced in 2007
| Updated in 2008