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Posted 11 Aug 2002

Delay MessageBox with auto-close option

, , 13 Aug 2002
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 include file.
// Used by DelayMsgBoxDemo.rc
#define IDR_MANIFEST                    1
#define IDR_MAINFRAME                   128
#define ICONEXCLAMATION                 129
#define ICONQUESTION                    130
#define ICONSTOP                        131
#define ICONINFORMATION                 132
#define IDC_BUTTON1                     1000
#define IDC_EDIT1                       1002
#define IDC_EDIT2                       1003
#define IDC_CHECK1                      1005
#define IDC_RADIO1                      1006
#define IDC_RADIO2                      1007
#define IDC_RADIO3                      1008
#define IDC_RADIO4                      1009
#define IDC_CHECK2                      1010

// Next default values for new objects
#define _APS_NEXT_RESOURCE_VALUE        133
#define _APS_NEXT_COMMAND_VALUE         32771
#define _APS_NEXT_CONTROL_VALUE         1011
#define _APS_NEXT_SYMED_VALUE           101

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