Vyas Dev Vyas Dev - 3 months ago 10
C# Question

How to customize message box

I am doing C# application, and I want to change the style of a message box. Is it possible or not?

Example: change button style, fore color, etc.

Answer

You can't restyle the default MessageBox as that's dependant on the current Windows OS theme, however you can easily create your own MessageBox. Just add a new form (i.e. MyNewMessageBox) to your project with these settings:

FormBorderStyle    FixedToolWindow
ShowInTaskBar      False
StartPosition      CenterScreen

To show it use myNewMessageBoxInstance.ShowDialog();. And add a label and buttons to your form, such as OK and Cancel and set their DialogResults appropriately, i.e. add a button to MyNewMessageBox and call it btnOK. Set the DialogResult property in the property window to DialogResult.OK. When that button is pressed it would return the OK result:

MyNewMessageBox myNewMessageBoxInstance = new MyNewMessageBox();
DialogResult result = myNewMessageBoxInstance.ShowDialog();
if (result == DialogResult.OK)
{
    // etc
}

It would be advisable to add your own Show method that takes the text and other options you require:

public DialogResult Show(string text, Color foreColour)
{
     lblText.Text = text;
     lblText.ForeColor = foreColour;
     return this.ShowDialog();
}
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