MessageBox extension proposal

Apr 9, 2011 at 11:53 AM

Hi,

Maybe MessageBox can be optionally extended with "Copy to Clipboard" button in same row as OK,Cancel buttons, but on left side. Clicking on this button would copy window content text to clipboard? Just square 23px button with Copy image on it.

Apr 10, 2011 at 10:43 PM

Thank you for the suggestion, but I do not believe that I will imlement this feature.

Apr 15, 2011 at 8:37 AM

FYI, the native messagebox already handles Ctrl-C without any button : when you press Ctrl-C, the content of the message box is added to the clipboard.

Apr 15, 2011 at 9:01 AM

Fine, Than would be sufficient too.

In one of my projects I've added "copy" button and it's discoverability was magnitute larger than standard Ctrl+C.

Adding _OPTIONAL_ button should not hurt... But decision belongs to project owner. :-)

Apr 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM
Edited Apr 20, 2011 at 8:27 PM

Personally, I've always preferred to make my own messagebox implementation that uses an enabled/readonly borderless textbox for the message text so the message can be highlighted and copied but still isn't editable. All of the text could be copied or just a specific part that you want.