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Delay MessageBox with auto-close option

, , 13 Aug 2002 Ms-PL
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.
// DelayMsgBoxDemoDlg.h : header file

#pragma once

// CDelayMsgBoxDemoDlg dialog
class CDelayMsgBoxDemoDlg : public CDialog
// Construction
	CDelayMsgBoxDemoDlg(CWnd* pParent = NULL);	// standard constructor

// Dialog Data

	virtual void DoDataExchange(CDataExchange* pDX);	// DDX/DDV support

// Implementation
	HICON m_hIcon;

	// Generated message map functions
	virtual BOOL OnInitDialog();
	afx_msg void OnPaint();
	afx_msg HCURSOR OnQueryDragIcon();
	afx_msg void OnBnShow();
	CString m_text;
	UINT m_delay;
	BOOL m_close;
	BOOL m_showicon;	
	int m_icon;
	afx_msg void OnBnClickedOk();

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