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Initialization

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Download the DHTMLX Message package as a part of the DHTMLX Suite library

To add a message on a page, you should take the following simple steps:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title>How to Start with dhtmlxMessage</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../codebase/suite.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../../codebase/suite.css">
</head>
<body>
<!--optional-->
<div id="message_container"></div>
<script>
// creating dhtmlxMessage
dhx.message({
node:"message_container",
text:"This is an error message",
css:"dhx_message--error",
icon:"dxi-close"
});
</script>
</body>
</html>

Include source files

Unpack the downloaded package into a folder of your project.

After that, create an HTML file and place full paths to JS and CSS files of the dhtmlxSuite library into the header of the file. The files are:

  • suite.js
  • suite.css
<script type="text/javascript" src="../../codebase/suite.js"></script>
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../../codebase/suite.css">

Create a container

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This is an optional step. By default a message appears in the top right corner of the screen.

Add a container for Message and give it an id, for example "message_container":

index.html
<div id="message_container"></div>

Create necessary message box

Create a desired message box with the corresponding method. The listed methods take an object with configuration options of message boxes as a parameter.

  • dhx.message() - to create a message
dhx.message({
text:"Message text",
icon:"dxi-clock",
css:"expire",
expire:1000
});

Related sample: Message. Show Message

  • dhx.alert() - to create an alert message box
dhx.alert({
header:"Alert Header",
text:"Alert text",
buttonsAlignment:"center"
});

Related sample: Message. Show Alert

  • dhx.confirm() - to create a confirm message box
dhx.confirm({
header:"Confirm Header",
text:"Confirm text",
buttons:["decline", "accept"],
buttonsAlignment:"center"
});

Related sample: Message. Show Confirm

  • dhx.tooltip() - to create a tooltip. The method takes two parameters:
dhx.tooltip("Current Value 1", {node: "first", position: "center"});

Related sample: Message. Show Tooltip

Configuration properties

There is a set of properties you can specify for message boxes to optimize their configuration for your needs. Read details in the related article.