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 messageBox - pop up a message window and wait for user response.


NAME

messageBox - pop up a message window and wait for user response.


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Windows
This module is not included with the standard ActivePerl distribution. It is available as a separate download using PPM.

SYNOPSIS

    $response = $widget->messageBox(-option => value, ... );


DESCRIPTION

This method uses Tk::Dialog to quickly create several common dialog boxes. A dialog widget consists of a message, an icon and a set of buttons (see the -type option). After the message window is popped up, messageBox waits for the user to select one of the buttons and return the button text. NOTE: unlike Tk::Dialog which creates its widget once and can be used many times, the messageBox window is created every time it's used.

The following option/value pairs are supported:

-default
The case-sensitive symbolic name of the default button for this message window ('OK', 'Cancel' and so on). See -type for a list of the symbolic names. If the message box has just one button it will automatically be made the default, otherwise if this option is not specified, there won't be any default button.

-icon
Specifies an icon to display. Any of the builtin Tk bitmaps can specified.

-message
Specifies the message to display.

-title
Specifies a string to display as the title.

-type
Specifies a predefined set of buttons to be displayed. The following values are possible: 'AbortRetryIgnore', 'OK', 'OKCancel', 'RetryCancel', 'YesNo' or 'YesNoCancel'.


EXAMPLE

$repsonse = $mw->messageBox(-icon => 'questhead', -message => 'Hello World!', -title => 'My title', -type => 'AbortRetryIgnore', -default => 'Retry');


AUTHOR

Stephen.O.Lidie@Lehigh.EDU. 98/05/25

 messageBox - pop up a message window and wait for user response.