The MessageBox Builder generates code for MessageBoxes and InputBoxes.
Message Boxes are used to prompt users. The default MessageBox (vbOKOnly), communicates information and simply asks the user to click 'ok'.
Other MessageBox types require users to make a choice (Exs OK / Cancel, Retry / Cancel:
The Preview area shows the currently configured MessageBox. Simply change the options and immediately the preview area will show the updated MessageBox and the Generated Code area will show the generated code:
A couple things of note:
You can define a default button by clicking the specific button in the "Buttons and Default Button" section. This is the button that will be pressed if the user clicks Enter when the MessageBox is shown. In the previous two images, the option "No" was selected as the default button.
The MessageBox outputs a value corresponding to the button that the user clicked. In the Generated Code box you can see a Select Case statement is used to handle the different options:
Select Case answer Case vbYes Case vbNo Case vbCancel End Select
The procedure should perform different actions depending on if Yes, No, or Cancel is selected. To accomplish this, enter the desired actions into the Select Case statement:
Select Case answer Case vbYes range("a1").value = "yes" Case vbNo range("a1").value = "no" Case vbCancel Goto EndMacro End Select
Note: Defining actions is not required with a OKOnly MessageBox type as only one option is available.
InputBoxes ask users to enter a value. That value is assigned to a variable:
Dim answer As Double answer = Application.InputBox("Interest Rate", "Enter Interest Rate", Type:=1)
The InputBox portion of the Builder works very similarly to the MessageBox portion. However, there are two options that we want to highlight.
Input Type tells VBA what type of input to expect from the user. This allows VBA to determine if the inputted value is valid.
Note: To prevent errors, when working with input type=Cell Reference, Application.ScreenUpdating must be set to True: Application.ScreenUpdating = True
Default Value The default value option pre-populates the input area.
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