XmCreateMessageBox - Man Page

The MessageBox widget creation function


#include <Xm/MessageB.h>
Widget XmCreateMessageBox(
Widget parent,
String name,
ArgList arglist,
Cardinal argcount);


XmCreateMessageBox creates an unmanaged MessageBox. A MessageBox is used for common interaction tasks, which include giving information, asking questions, and reporting errors. It includes an optional symbol, a message, and three buttons.

By default, there is no symbol. The default button labels are OK, Cancel, and Help.

If the parent of the MessageBox is a DialogShell, use XtManageChild to pop up the MessageBox (passing the MessageBox as the widget parameter); use XtUnmanageChild to pop it down.


Specifies the parent widget ID


Specifies the name of the created widget


Specifies the argument list


Specifies the number of attribute/value pairs in the argument list (arglist)

For a complete definition of MessageBox and its associated resources, see XmMessageBox(3).


Returns the MessageBox widget ID.

Referenced By

XmMessageBox(3), XmVaCreateMessageBox(3).