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NAME

       tk_messageBox - pops up a message window and waits for user response.

SYNOPSIS

       tk_messageBox ?option value ...?
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DESCRIPTION

       This  procedure  creates  and  displays  a  message  window  with an application-specified
       message, an icon and a set of buttons.  Each of the  buttons  in  the  message  window  is
       identified by a unique symbolic name (see the -type options).  After the message window is
       popped up, tk_messageBox waits for the user to select one of the buttons. Then it  returns
       the symbolic name of the selected button.

       The following option-value pairs are supported:

       -default name
              Name  gives the symbolic name of the default button for this message window ( “ok”,
              “cancel”, and so on). See -type for a list of the symbolic names.  If  this  option
              is not specified, the first button in the dialog will be made the default.

       -detail string
              Specifies  an  auxiliary  message to the main message given by the -message option. │
              Where supported by the underlying OS, the message detail will  be  presented  in  a │
              less emphasized font than the main message.

       -icon iconImage
              Specifies  an icon to display. IconImage must be one of the following: error, info,
              question or warning. If this option is not specified, then the info  icon  will  be
              displayed.

       -message string
              Specifies the message to display in this message box.

       -parent window
              Makes window the logical parent of the message box. The message box is displayed on
              top of its parent window.

       -title titleString
              Specifies a string to display as the title of the message box. The default value is
              an empty string.

       -type predefinedType
              Arranges  for a predefined set of buttons to be displayed. The following values are
              possible for predefinedType:

              abortretryignore  Displays three buttons whose symbolic names are abort, retry  and
                                ignore.

              ok                Displays one button whose symbolic name is ok.

              okcancel          Displays two buttons whose symbolic names are ok and cancel.

              retrycancel       Displays two buttons whose symbolic names are retry and cancel.

              yesno             Displays two buttons whose symbolic names are yes and no.

              yesnocancel       Displays  three  buttons  whose  symbolic  names  are yes, no and
                                cancel.

EXAMPLE

              set answer [tk_messageBox -message "Really quit?" \
                      -icon question -type yesno \
                      -detail "Select \"Yes\" to make the application exit"]
              switch -- $answer {
                  yes exit
                  no {tk_messageBox -message "I know you like this application!" \
                          -type ok}
              }

KEYWORDS

       message box