Message Box Action—Setting Properties

The Message Box action is used to display a message on the screen. The message box can include various buttons that affect how the task proceeds.

To set Message Box properties

  1. From the Task Builder Available Actions pane, open the Dialog folder and double-click the Message Box action or drag it into the Steps pane. The following properties dialog appears:

  1. In the Message to display box, type the message, or click the Insert Expression/Variable button and use the Expression Builder to enter a variable or expression.

  2. Under Title of the message box, type the text to be displayed in the message box title bar.

  3. Click the Buttons tab.

  4. Under Buttons contained in the message box, select the button or button combination to be used.

    Different selection boxes appear depending on the button or combination selected.

  5. For button combinations, select which of the buttons is to be the default selection. (The sequence is from left to right.)

  6. For each button, select the action to be taken if it is clicked. The options are:

  7. For any button that is to start a task, click the Open Folder button next to the Task to start box and navigate to the task.

  8. To set the message box position and other options, click the Advanced tab, and enter the properties as follows:

  9. To set the Description tab properties, refer to Description Tab Options.

  10. To set the Error Causes and On Error tab properties, refer to Step Error Handling.

  11. When finished, click OK to save settings and close the properties dialog window.

See Also

About Actions

Adding Task Steps

Message Box Action