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Displays a message in a dialog box, waits for the user to click a button, and returns an Integer indicating which button the user
MsgBox(prompt[, buttons] [, title] [, helpfile, context])

The MsgBox function syntax has these named arguments:

promptRequired. String expression displayed as the message in the dialog box. The maximum length of prompt is approximately 1024 characters, depending on the width of the characters used. If prompt consists of more than one line, you can separate the lines using a carriage return character (Chr(13)), a linefeed character (Chr(10)), or carriage return – linefeed character combination (Chr(13) & Chr(10)) between each line.
buttonsOptional. Numeric expression that is the sum of values specifying the number and type of buttons to display, the icon style to use, the identity of the default button, and the modality of the message box. If omitted, the default value for buttons is 0.
titleOptional. String expression displayed in the title bar of the dialog box. If you omit title, the application name is placed in the title bar.
helpfileOptional. String expression that identifies the Help file to use to provide context-sensitive Help for the dialog box. If helpfile is provided, context must also be provided.
contextOptional. Numeric expression that is the Help context number assigned to the appropriate Help topic by the Help author. If context is provided, helpfile must also be provided.

The buttons argument settings are:

vbOKOnly 0Display OK button only
vbOKCancel 1Display OK and Cancel buttons.
vbAbortRetryIgnore2Display Abort, Retry, and Ignore buttons.
vbYesNoCancel3Display Yes, No, and Cancel buttons.
vbYesNo4Display Yes and No buttons.
vbRetryCancel5Display Retry and Cancel buttons
vbCritical16Display Critical Message icon
vbQuestion 32Display Warning Query icon
vbExclamation48Display Warning Message icon
vbInformation64Display Information Message icon.
vbDefaultButton10First button is default.
vbDefaultButton2256Second button is default.
vbDefaultButton3512Third button is default.
vbDefaultButton4768Fourth button is default.
vbApplicationModal0Application modal; the user must respond to the message box before continuing work in the current application.
vbSystemModal4096System modal; all applications are suspended until the user responds to the message box.
vbMsgBoxHelpButton  16384Adds Help button to the message box
VbMsgBoxSetForeground65536Specifies the message box window as the foreground
vbMsgBoxRight524288Text is right aligned
vbMsgBoxRtlReading1048576Specifies text should appear as right-to-left reading on  Hebrew and Arabic systems

Runs an executable program and returns a Variant (Double) representing the program’s task ID if successful,otherwise it returns zero. button the user clicked.


The Shell function syntax has these named arguments:

pathnameRequired; Variant (String). Name of the program to execute and any required arguments or command-line switches; may include directory or folder and drive.
windowstyleOptional. Variant (Integer) corresponding to the style of the window in which the program is to be run If windowstyle is omitted, the program is started minimized with focus. On the Macintosh (System 7.0 or  later), windowstyle only determines whether or not the application gets the focus when it is run.
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