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Im wondering how to open a MsgBox i have with a button that i have

Here is the button displaying line:
$idToS = GUICtrlCreateButton("Click Me", 180, 10, 280, 20)

and my MsgBox line:

$iMessage = MsgBox(1,"title","line 1" & @CRLF & "" & @CRLF & "line 2" & @CRLF &  "line 3")


right now the main box just opens and the msgbox gets opened with it, how can i make the msgbox stay closed until the button is clicked?



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Here is my full Au3 file

right now both boxes open when the script is run, i want the msgbox to only open when button is clicked that is at top of the main window.


Im new to AutoIT, this is a example script that comes with autoit that i changed a bit to add more info but now i cant get this button to work


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#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>


Func Example()
    Opt("GUICoordMode", 2)
    Opt("GUIResizeMode", 1)
    Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)

    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_CLOSE, "SpecialEvents")
    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE, "SpecialEvents")
    GUISetOnEvent($GUI_EVENT_RESTORE, "SpecialEvents")

    GUICtrlCreateButton("OK", 10, 30, 50)
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "OKPressed")

    GUICtrlCreateButton("Cancel", 0, -1)
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "CancelPressed")


    ; Just idle around
    While 1
EndFunc   ;==>Example

Func OKPressed()
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "OK Pressed", "ID=" & @GUI_CtrlId & " WinHandle=" & @GUI_WinHandle & " CtrlHandle=" & @GUI_CtrlHandle)
EndFunc   ;==>OKPressed

Func CancelPressed()
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Cancel Pressed", "ID=" & @GUI_CtrlId & " WinHandle=" & @GUI_WinHandle & " CtrlHandle=" & @GUI_CtrlHandle)
EndFunc   ;==>CancelPressed

Func SpecialEvents()
        Case @GUI_CtrlId = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Close Pressed", "ID=" & @GUI_CtrlId & " WinHandle=" & @GUI_WinHandle)

        Case @GUI_CtrlId = $GUI_EVENT_MINIMIZE
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Window Minimized", "ID=" & @GUI_CtrlId & " WinHandle=" & @GUI_WinHandle)

        Case @GUI_CtrlId = $GUI_EVENT_RESTORE
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Window Restored", "ID=" & @GUI_CtrlId & " WinHandle=" & @GUI_WinHandle)

EndFunc   ;==>SpecialEvents

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In your While loop, you need to look for that button press, so:

Case $iMsg = $idToS

$iMessage = MsgBox(1,"title","line 1" & @CRLF & "" & @CRLF & "line 2" & @CRLF &  "line 3")


EDIT I looked at your code, and I think you might want to start with the basics, as you are using DIM for a regular variable, they are reserved for arrays, and that message part of the code can go in the main while loop so, that if you click the click me button, then the msgbox will appear, waiting for your answer.

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@nitekram added what you said and it does open when clicking button, but now when clicking ok on the popup closes the whole thing not just the msgbox

this will work but i would like for ok on the msgbox to not close the whole thing if possible here is what i changed on my original with that you 


I originally wrote this all to work in mshta and it did but mshta is just buggy when used on different os then wrote on usually, so tried something new, if i keep using autoit i will definitially learn it from ground up, im just trying to Frankenstein this together for now so it does what i want it to.  closer then i once was.

While 1
        $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
        Case $iMsg = $idToS
           $iMessage = MsgBox(1,"title","line 1" & @CRLF & "" & @CRLF & "line 2" & @CRLF &  "line 3")
            Case Else


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Cant seem to find edit button for my last reply, but i got it to work now without closing the whole thing.

Thank you all issue solved. 

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