XL: How to Create Yes and No Buttons for a Custom Message Box

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By default, the MsgBox function in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications procedure contains a single OK button. However, you can display other buttons in the message box. This article provides a sample Visual Basic macro that displays a message box with Yes and No buttons; the article also explains how to retrieve the information about which button a user clicks to dismiss the message box.


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Sample Visual Basic Procedure

   Sub Msgbox_Yes_No()
      Dim Response As Integer

      ' Displays a message box with the yes and no options.
      Response = MsgBox(prompt:="Select 'Yes' or 'No'.", Buttons:=vbYesNo)

      ' If statement to check if the yes button was selected.
      If Response = vbYes Then
         MsgBox "You selected 'Yes'."
         ' The no button was selected.
         MsgBox "You selected 'No'."
      End If

   End Sub
When you run the macro, you receive a message box that contains Yes and No buttons. If you click Yes, the macro displays a message box telling you that you clicked the Yes button. When you click No, a message box appears stating that you clicked the No button.


"Visual Basic User's Guide," version 5.0, Chapter 11, "Displaying Information with the MsgBox Function"

For more information about displaying a message box in a macro in Microsoft Excel, version 7.0, 97 or Excel 98 Macintosh Edition, click Answer Wizard on the Help menu and type:
tell me about a message box
For more information about displaying a message box in a macro in Microsoft Excel version 5.0, choose Programming with Visual Basic, choose Search and type:
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications


Article ID: 142142 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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