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How to Insert Messages Through the Menu Builder Interface

ID: Q102919

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft FoxPro for MS-DOS, versions 2.0, 2.5x, 2.6, 2.6a

The Menu Builder interface of FoxPro for MS-DOS does not have built-in functionality for inserting messages.

To display messages using the Menu Builder, use the following workaround:

1. In the Prompt field, type the menu prompt.

2. On the same line, type the MESSAGE clause and enclose it in quotation


3. On the same line (after the closing quotation mark), add the text of the


For example, type the following in a menu prompt:

   Test Pad" Message "Awesome!

The following code will be generated by GENMENU:

   DEFINE PAD whatever OF _MSYSMENU PROMPT "Test Pad" MESSAGE "Awesome!"

Additional reference words: FoxDos 2.00 2.50 2.50a 2.50b 2.60 2.60a KBCategory: kbprg KBSubcategory:

Last Reviewed: April 17, 1995
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