Show Message Box

This action can be used to display a message box directly on the screen. The displayed message represents a text or a C# expression.



Output: the variable, text, or C# expression which will be displayed in the message box.

The expression must not end with a semicolon as the interpreter escapes the string automatically.

The following expression is valid:


Also, note that the full namespace for the C# DateTime.Now the structure is used without the System namespace. Other less used classes or functions should use this naming convention.


  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Display the name of the file that will be processed

  • Display the number of invoices received by email in the last 24h

  • Display sum, average, min and max amount from a table

Examples of Using Show Message Box


In this example, the robot will display a message showing the current year.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Show Message Box activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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