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Delay MessageBox with auto-close option

, , 13 Aug 2002 Ms-PL 220.1K 4.5K 69
This message box delays its dismissal by disabling the OK button for a delay interval. It also has an optional auto-close feature. There are two versions, one uses a WH_CBT hook and some basic window tricks like sub-classing to achieve its goal. The other one is more MFC-ied.
// Microsoft Visual C++ generated resource script.
//
#include "resource.h"

#define APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Generated from the TEXTINCLUDE 2 resource.
//
#include "afxres.h"

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
#undef APSTUDIO_READONLY_SYMBOLS

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
// English (U.S.) resources

#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)
#ifdef _WIN32
LANGUAGE LANG_ENGLISH, SUBLANG_ENGLISH_US
#pragma code_page(1252)
#endif //_WIN32

#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// TEXTINCLUDE
//

1 TEXTINCLUDE 
BEGIN
    "resource.h\0"
END

2 TEXTINCLUDE 
BEGIN
    "#include ""afxres.h""\r\n"
    "\0"
END

3 TEXTINCLUDE 
BEGIN
    "#define _AFX_NO_SPLITTER_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "#define _AFX_NO_OLE_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "#define _AFX_NO_TRACKER_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "#define _AFX_NO_PROPERTY_RESOURCES\r\n"
    "\r\n"
    "#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)\r\n"
    "LANGUAGE 9, 1\r\n"
    "#pragma code_page(1252)\r\n"
    "#include ""res\\DelayMsgBoxDemo.rc2""  // non-Microsoft Visual C++ edited resources\r\n"
    "#include ""afxres.rc""         // Standard components\r\n"
    "#endif\r\n"
    "\0"
END

#endif    // APSTUDIO_INVOKED


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Icon
//

// Icon with lowest ID value placed first to ensure application icon
// remains consistent on all systems.
IDR_MAINFRAME           ICON                    "res\\DelayMsgBoxDemo.ico"
ICONEXCLAMATION         ICON                    "res\\icon1.ico"
ICONQUESTION            ICON                    "res\\icon2.ico"
ICONSTOP                ICON                    "res\\icon3.ico"
ICONINFORMATION         ICON                    "res\\icon4.ico"

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Dialog
//

IDD_DELAYMSGBOXDEMO_DIALOG DIALOGEX 0, 0, 249, 263
STYLE DS_SETFONT | DS_MODALFRAME | DS_FIXEDSYS | WS_POPUP | WS_VISIBLE | 
    WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU
EXSTYLE WS_EX_APPWINDOW
CAPTION "Delay MessageBox Demo - Nish, Shog9"
FONT 8, "MS Shell Dlg", 0, 0, 0x1
BEGIN
    EDITTEXT        IDC_EDIT1,16,28,214,40,ES_MULTILINE | ES_AUTOVSCROLL | 
                    ES_WANTRETURN
    EDITTEXT        IDC_EDIT2,83,78,30,12,ES_AUTOHSCROLL
    CONTROL         "Close message box after delay interval",IDC_CHECK1,
                    "Button",BS_AUTOCHECKBOX | WS_TABSTOP,18,99,145,14
    CONTROL         "Show icon",IDC_CHECK2,"Button",BS_AUTOCHECKBOX | 
                    WS_TABSTOP,18,120,96,10
    CONTROL         "Information",IDC_RADIO1,"Button",BS_AUTORADIOBUTTON | 
                    WS_GROUP,54,157,52,14
    CONTROL         "Exclamation",IDC_RADIO3,"Button",BS_AUTORADIOBUTTON,157,
                    157,57,14
    CONTROL         "Stop",IDC_RADIO2,"Button",BS_AUTORADIOBUTTON,54,191,54,
                    14
    CONTROL         "Question mark",IDC_RADIO4,"Button",BS_AUTORADIOBUTTON,
                    157,191,64,14
    PUSHBUTTON      "Show MessageBox",IDC_BUTTON1,149,77,80,18
    PUSHBUTTON      "Exit",IDCANCEL,176,236,50,16
    LTEXT           "Message Text",IDC_STATIC,15,15,55,10
    LTEXT           "Delay in seconds",IDC_STATIC,15,77,55,10
    GROUPBOX        "Choose icon",IDC_STATIC,16,137,214,89
    ICON            ICONINFORMATION,IDC_STATIC,24,154,20,20
    ICON            ICONSTOP,IDC_STATIC,24,188,20,20
    ICON            ICONEXCLAMATION,IDC_STATIC,126,154,20,20
    ICON            ICONQUESTION,IDC_STATIC,126,188,20,20
END


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Version
//

VS_VERSION_INFO VERSIONINFO
 FILEVERSION 1,0,0,1
 PRODUCTVERSION 1,0,0,1
 FILEFLAGSMASK 0x3fL
#ifdef _DEBUG
 FILEFLAGS 0x1L
#else
 FILEFLAGS 0x0L
#endif
 FILEOS 0x4L
 FILETYPE 0x1L
 FILESUBTYPE 0x0L
BEGIN
    BLOCK "StringFileInfo"
    BEGIN
        BLOCK "040904e4"
        BEGIN
            VALUE "CompanyName", "TODO: <Company name>"
            VALUE "FileDescription", "TODO: <File description>"
            VALUE "FileVersion", "1.0.0.1"
            VALUE "InternalName", "DelayMsgBoxDemo.exe"
            VALUE "LegalCopyright", "TODO: (c) <Company name>.  All rights reserved."
            VALUE "OriginalFilename", "DelayMsgBoxDemo.exe"
            VALUE "ProductName", "TODO: <Product name>"
            VALUE "ProductVersion", "1.0.0.1"
        END
    END
    BLOCK "VarFileInfo"
    BEGIN
        VALUE "Translation", 0x409, 1252
    END
END


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// DESIGNINFO
//

#ifdef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
GUIDELINES DESIGNINFO 
BEGIN
    IDD_DELAYMSGBOXDEMO_DIALOG, DIALOG
    BEGIN
        LEFTMARGIN, 7
        RIGHTMARGIN, 242
        TOPMARGIN, 7
        BOTTOMMARGIN, 256
    END
END
#endif    // APSTUDIO_INVOKED


/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// RT_MANIFEST
//

IDR_MANIFEST            RT_MANIFEST             "res\\DelayMsgBoxDemo.manifest"
#endif    // English (U.S.) resources
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////



#ifndef APSTUDIO_INVOKED
/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
//
// Generated from the TEXTINCLUDE 3 resource.
//
#define _AFX_NO_SPLITTER_RESOURCES
#define _AFX_NO_OLE_RESOURCES
#define _AFX_NO_TRACKER_RESOURCES
#define _AFX_NO_PROPERTY_RESOURCES

#if !defined(AFX_RESOURCE_DLL) || defined(AFX_TARG_ENU)
LANGUAGE 9, 1
#pragma code_page(1252)
#include "res\DelayMsgBoxDemo.rc2"  // non-Microsoft Visual C++ edited resources
#include "afxres.rc"         // Standard components
#endif

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
#endif    // not APSTUDIO_INVOKED

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Nish Nishant is a Software Architect/Consultant based out of Columbus, Ohio. He has over 15 years of software industry experience in various roles including Lead Software Architect, Principal Software Engineer, and Product Manager. Nish is a recipient of the annual Microsoft Visual C++ MVP Award since 2002 (13 consecutive awards as of 2014).

Nish is an industry acknowledged expert in the Microsoft technology stack. He authored
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Extending MFC Applications with the .NET Framework for Addison Wesley in 2003. In addition, he has over 140 published technology articles on CodeProject.com and another 250+ blog articles on his
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