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  From the January 2012 Issue of Prestwood eMag
Delphi Language Details:
Using ShowMessage
Posted 18 years ago on 8/21/2002
Take Away: ShowMessage displays a simple dialog box with the text you provide it. It is one of the most used ways of displaying information.


To do:

  1. Create a new application by selecting File | New Application.
  2. Place a button on the form and change its Caption property to ShowMessage.
  3. Double click on the button to bring up the editor.
  4. Type line 3 from the code listing (on the right) between the begin and end.
  5. Run and test the program by selecting the Run VCR style button (looks like a play button).


  1. The user has no way to modify the text.
  2. Notice the semi-colon at the end of the line you typed in.
  3. If you have trouble compiling, try the copy/paste method to typing.

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