Confirmation dialog / Prompt window

In latest versions you can use special option for your scripts.

Confirmation dialog

  • Simply add any action type for any events
  • In Control section set the Confirmation option.

This can be useful for most operations. However you can also use own dialogs, see below.

Custom dialogs

You can use any own dialog if needed, for example:

#[(#[File sout("cscript", "//nologo dialog.vbs")]) {

    ... your action if 'Yes'

' Sample of dialog
ret = MsgBox("... information ...",  vbAbortRetryIgnore + vbDefaultButton3 + vbExclamation , "Custom dialog")

' this result we should set to our script above, for example:
If ret = vbYes Then
    Wscript.Echo "true"
    Wscript.Echo "false"
End If

Custom dialog

similarly, you can also use any other script language..

Note: Should be enabled the ConditionComponent for SBE-Scripts core.

External logic. Simple caller (or variant for older versions < v0.9)

Obsolete. See similar here

See also - Work with external utilities for details about this.

The information below is an deprecated variant. But if you still like this:

For example, if you have a few subprojects in your solution as here:

a few subprojects

and you want to update some file at start build for all projects at once(as Solution-wide) for example: revision.h

#ifndef REVISION_H 
  #define REVISION_STR "31 [support::4b9a0cf]" 
  #define L_REVISION_STR L"31 [support::4b9a0cf]" 

It can be generated with your some tool, for example, simple revision.bat and similar vbscript with msgbox for confirmation to user:

  • revision.bat:
  : rev count 
  FOR /F %%i IN ('git rev-list HEAD --count') DO set git_rev_count=%%i 
  : rev SHA1 short 
  FOR /F %%i IN ('git rev-parse --short HEAD') DO set git_rev_sha1=%%i 


ret = MsgBox("Do you want to update revision.h ?", vbYesNo + vbQuestion, "Pre-Build Event :: Updating version") 
If ret = vbYes Then 
    Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
    code = shell.Run("revision.bat", 1, true) 
    If code <> 0 Then 
        MsgBox "The script exited with code: " & code, vbOKOnly + vbExclamation, "Pre-Build Event :: Updating version" 
    End If 
End If

and similar..


  • Select Pre-Build event
  • Add action with processing as 'Files Mode' and call the revision.vbs

as result you simply call external script with your fully external logic & your confirmation dialog for all projects at once:

scripts for all projects at once

please note that is deprecated, see also here