Message box (lv_msgbox)


The Message boxes act as pop-ups. They are built from a background container, a title, an optional close button, a text and optional buttons.

The text will be broken into multiple lines automatically and the height will be set automatically to include the text and the buttons.

The message box can be modal (blocking clicks on the rest of the screen) or not modal.

Parts and Styles

The mesasge box is built from other widgets so you can check these widget's documentation for details.


Create a message box

lv_msgbox_create(parent, title, txt, btn_txts[], add_close_btn) creates a message box.

If parent is NULL the message box will be modal. title and txt are strings for the title and the text. btn_txts[] is an array with the buttons' text. E.g. const char * btn_txts[] = {"Ok", "Cancel", NULL}. add_colse_btn can be true or false to add/don't add a close button.

Get the parts

The building blocks of the message box can be obtained using the following functions:

lv_obj_t * lv_msgbox_get_title(lv_obj_t * mbox);
lv_obj_t * lv_msgbox_get_close_btn(lv_obj_t * mbox);
lv_obj_t * lv_msgbox_get_text(lv_obj_t * mbox);
lv_obj_t * lv_msgbox_get_btns(lv_obj_t * mbox);

Close the message box

lv_msgbox_close(msgbox) closes (deletes) the message box.


  • LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED is sent by the buttons if one of them is clicked. LV_OBJ_FLAG_EVENT_BUBBLE is enabled on the buttons so you can add events to the message box itself. In the event handler, lv_event_get_target(e) will return the button matrix and lv_event_get_current_target(e) will givreturn the message box. lv_msgbox_get_active_btn_text(msgbox) can be used to get the text of the clicked button.

Learn more about Events.


Keys have effect on the close button and button matrix. You can add them manually to a group if required.

Learn more about Keys.



Simple Message box

#include "../../lv_examples.h"

static void event_cb(lv_event_t * e)
    lv_obj_t * obj = lv_event_get_current_target(e);
    LV_LOG_USER("Button %s clicked", lv_msgbox_get_active_btn_text(obj));

void lv_example_msgbox_1(void)
    static const char * btns[] ={"Apply", "Close", ""};

    lv_obj_t * mbox1 = lv_msgbox_create(NULL, "Hello", "This is a message box with two buttons.", btns, true);
    lv_obj_add_event_cb(mbox1, event_cb, LV_EVENT_VALUE_CHANGED, NULL);



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lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_create(lv_obj_t *parent, const char *title, const char *txt, const char *btn_txts[], bool add_close_btn)

Create a message box objects

  • parent -- pointer to parent or NULL to create a full screen modal message box

  • title -- the title of the message box

  • txt -- the text of the message box

  • btn_txts -- the buttons as an array of texts terminated by an "" element. E.g. {"btn1", "btn2", ""}

  • add_close_btn -- true: add a close button


pointer to the message box object

lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_get_title(lv_obj_t *mbox)
lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_get_close_btn(lv_obj_t *mbox)
lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_get_text(lv_obj_t *mbox)
lv_obj_t *lv_msgbox_get_btns(lv_obj_t *mbox)
const char *lv_msgbox_get_active_btn_text(lv_obj_t *mbox)
void lv_msgbox_close(lv_obj_t *mbox)


const lv_obj_class_t lv_msgbox_class