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Introduced with Take On Helicopters version 1.001.00
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Shows customized native message box to user


[message, (header, position, isCancel, parent, pause)] call BIS_fnc_guiMessage;
TKOH version.gif Take On Helicopters
String or Structured Text - message
Array - listbox, every item is defined as String (enabled) or String in Array (disabled)

When variable BIS_fnc_guiMessage_cursel is defined and is Number, item with index equal to the variable will be selected by default.
header (Optional): String or Structured Text - header text
position (Optional): Array - position in format [x,y,w,h]
isCancel (Optional): Boolean or Array - true to display cancel button or array with button texts [okText,cancelText]
parent (Optional): Display - parent display
pause (Optional): Boolean - true to pause simulation when message window is open
Return Value:
Array - [endState, (lbId)]
  • endState: Boolean - true when clicked OK button, false when escaped or clicked on Cancel button
  • lbId: Number - selected listbox item (when listbox was used)
Returned only after message box is closed.

Alternative Syntax

[(message, header, okButton, cancelButton, parent, useParentBox, pause)] call BIS_fnc_guiMessage;
arma3 release version.gif Arma 3
message (Optional): String or Structured Text - message
header (Optional): String - header text
okButton (Optional):
Boolean - enable "OK" button (default: true)
String - custom text for "OK" button
cancelButton (Optional):
Boolean - enable "Cancel" button (default: false)
String - custom text for "Cancel" button
parent (Optional): Display - parent display
useParentBox (Optional): Boolean - try to use control inherited from "RscMessageBox" in parent instead of creating a new one (default: false)
pause (Optional): Boolean - pause simulation when message box is open (default: true, no effect in multiplayer)
Return Value:
Boolean - true if "OK" button was pressed, otherwise false
Returned only after message box is closed.


Example 1:
["Hello World"] spawn BIS_fnc_guiMessage;
Example 2:
["Message","Header",nil,true] spawn BIS_fnc_guiMessage; Result:
TakeOn BIS fnc guiMessage.jpg
Example 3:
[["Enabled Item",["Disabled Item"]],"Header"] spawn BIS_fnc_guiMessage; // TKOH
Example 4:
_result = ["Are you sure?", "Confirm", true, true] call BIS_fnc_guiMessage; // Arma 3

Additional Information

See also:


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Posted on June 24, 2014 - 00:43 (UTC)
Message boxes can be force-closed with: uiNamespace setVariable ["BIS_fnc_guiMessage_status", false];
Posted on January 13, 2016 - 15:16 (UTC)
Calling this function can cause an game crash. When doing this you have to spawn the function or add an spawn around it so you can use the result: [] spawn { _result = ["Are you sure?", "Confirm", true, true] call BIS_fnc_guiMessage; //use _result here }
Posted on January 13, 2016 - 19:38 (UTC)
That's how it looks in Arma 3 Screenshot --Revo (talk) 20:38, 13 January 2016 (CET)
Posted on November 1, 2017 - 18:35 (UTC)
NOTE: This function only exists along with mission display (findDisplay 46). If this function is called before with -skipIntro parameter enabled (see Arma_3_Startup_Parameters) it will result as Void.