The MessageBox Explorer

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Ever wonder what all those options are for ::MessageBox?  Or wonder about ::MessageBoxIndirect?  Get tired of writing code to handle them?

Wonder no more!  MessageBox Explorer answers all your questions.  Well, no, answers most of your questions.  Well, no, answers most of your questions about MessageBox calls.

It not only shows you what a MessageBox call will generate (using the Launch button) but will also generate the code you need to do it.  Just click the copy-to-clipboard button and the code will be placed int he clipboard, ready for you to past into your application.

This project is not complete; I have not integrated it with the help system, but I don't have time to learn the incredibly poor tool Microsoft calls the HTML Help Workbench (I'm used to better tools, but I have not written help files in many years and no longer have those tools installed on my system).

I could write more about this, but I've run out of time.  I may update this article as time permits.

This project builds in VS.NET 2003 and has both ANSI and Unicode builds.

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