How to edit a JavaScript alert box title?


I'm generating a JavaScript alert with following code in C# .NET page:

Response.Write("<script language=JavaScript> alert('Hi select a valid date'); </script>");

It displays an alert box with the heading title as "Message from webpage".

Is it possible to modify the title?

No, you can't.

It's a security/anti-phishing feature.


No, it is not possible. You can use a custom javascript alert box.

Found a nice one using jQuery

jQuery Alert Dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt Replacements)


You can do this in IE:

<script language="VBScript">
Sub myAlert(title, content)
      MsgBox content, 0, title
End Sub
</script>

<script type="text/javascript">
myAlert("My custom title", "Some content");
</script>

(Although, I really wish you couldn't.)


Override the javascript window.alert() function.

window.alert = function(title, message){
    var myElementToShow = document.getElementById("someElementId");
    myElementToShow.innerHTML = title + "</br>" + message; 
}

With this you can create your own alert() function. Create a new 'cool' looking dialog (from some div elements).

Tested working in chrome and webkit, not sure of others.


I Found this Sweetalert for customize header box javascript.

For example

swal({
  title: "Are you sure?",
  text: "You will not be able to recover this imaginary file!",
  type: "warning",
  showCancelButton: true,
  confirmButtonColor: "#DD6B55",
  confirmButtonText: "Yes, delete it!",
  closeOnConfirm: false
},
function(){
  swal("Deleted!", "Your imaginary file has been deleted.", "success");
});

There's quite a nice 'hack' here - https://stackoverflow.com/a/14565029 where you use an iframe with an empty src to generate the alert / confirm message - it doesn't work on Android (for security's sake) - but may suit your scenario.


To answer the questions in terms of how you asked it.

This is actually REALLY easy (in Internet Explorer, at least), i did it in like 17.5 seconds.

If you use the custom script that cxfx provided: (place it in your apsx file)

<script language="VBScript">
Sub myAlert(title, content)
MsgBox content, 0, title 
End Sub 
</script>

You can then call it just like you called the regular alert. Just modify your code to the following.

Response.Write("<script language=JavaScript> myAlert('Message Header Here','Hi select a valid date'); </script>");

Hope that helps you, or someone else!


You can do a little adjustment to leave a blank line at the top.

Like this.

        <script type="text/javascript" >
            alert("USER NOTICE "  +"\n"
            +"\n"
            +"New users are not allowed to work " +"\n"
            +"with that feature.");
        </script>

Yes you can change it. if you call VBscript function within Javascript.

Here is simple example

<script>

function alert_confirm(){

      customMsgBox("This is my title","how are you?",64,0,0,0);
}

</script>


<script language="VBScript">

Function customMsgBox(tit,mess,icon,buts,defs,mode)
   butVal = icon + buts + defs + mode
   customMsgBox= MsgBox(mess,butVal,tit)
End Function

</script>

<html>

<body>
<a href="javascript:alert_confirm()">Alert</a>
</body>

</html>

When you start up or just join a project based on webapplications, the design of interface is maybe good. Otherwise this should be changed. In order to Web 2.0 applications you will work with dynamic contents, many effects and other stuff. All these things are fine, but no one thought about to style up the JavaScript alert and confirm boxes. Here is the they way,.. completely dynamic, JS and CSS driven Create simple html file

<html>
 <head>
   <title>jsConfirmSyle</title>
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css" />
   <meta http-equiv="Content-Script-Type" content="text/javascript" />
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jsConfirmStyle.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript">

      function confirmation() {
       var answer = confirm("Wanna visit google?")
       if (answer){
       window.location = "http://www.google.com/";
       }
     }    

    </script>
    <style type="text/css">
     body {
      background-color: white;
      font-family: sans-serif;
      }
    #jsconfirm {
      border-color: #c0c0c0;
      border-width: 2px 4px 4px 2px;
      left: 0;
     margin: 0;
     padding: 0;
     position: absolute;
    top: -1000px;
    z-index: 100;
   }

  #jsconfirm table {
   background-color: #fff;
   border: 2px groove #c0c0c0;
   height: 150px;
   width: 300px;
  }

   #jsconfirmtitle {
  background-color: #B0B0B0;
  font-weight: bold;
  height: 20px;
  text-align: center;
}

 #jsconfirmbuttons {
height: 50px;
text-align: center;
 }

#jsconfirmbuttons input {
background-color: #E9E9CF;
color: #000000;
font-weight: bold;
width: 125px;
height: 33px;
padding-left: 20px;
}

#jsconfirmleft{
background-image: url(left.png);
}

#jsconfirmright{
background-image: url(right.png);
 }
 < /style>
  </head>
 <body>
<p><br />
<a href="#"
onclick="javascript:showConfirm('Please confirm','Are you really really sure to visit    google?','Yes','http://www.google.com','No','#')">JsConfirmStyled</a></p>
<p><a href="#" onclick="confirmation()">standard</a></p>

</body>
</html>

Then create simple js file name jsConfirmStyle.js. Here is simple js code

ie5=(document.getElementById&&document.all&&document.styleSheets)?1:0;
nn6=(document.getElementById&&!document.all)?1:0;

 xConfirmStart=800;
 yConfirmStart=100;

  if(ie5||nn6) {
  if(ie5) cs=2,th=30;
  else cs=0,th=20;
   document.write(
    "<div id='jsconfirm'>"+
        "<table>"+
            "<tr><td id='jsconfirmtitle'></td></tr>"+
            "<tr><td id='jsconfirmcontent'></td></tr>"+
            "<tr><td id='jsconfirmbuttons'>"+
                "<input id='jsconfirmleft' type='button' value='' onclick='leftJsConfirm()' onfocus='if(this.blur)this.blur()'>"+
                "&nbsp;&nbsp;"+
                "<input id='jsconfirmright' type='button' value='' onclick='rightJsConfirm()' onfocus='if(this.blur)this.blur()'>"+
            "</td></tr>"+
        "</table>"+
    "</div>"
  );
   }

 document.write("<div id='jsconfirmfade'></div>");


 function leftJsConfirm() {
  document.getElementById('jsconfirm').style.top=-1000;
  document.location.href=leftJsConfirmUri;
 }
function rightJsConfirm() {
document.getElementById('jsconfirm').style.top=-1000;
document.location.href=rightJsConfirmUri;
 }
function confirmAlternative() {
if(confirm("Scipt requieres a better browser!"))       document.location.href="http://www.mozilla.org";
}

leftJsConfirmUri = '';
rightJsConfirmUri = '';

  /**
   * Show the message/confirm box
  */
    function       showConfirm(confirmtitle,confirmcontent,confirmlefttext,confirmlefturi,confirmrighttext,con      firmrighturi)  {
document.getElementById("jsconfirmtitle").innerHTML=confirmtitle;
document.getElementById("jsconfirmcontent").innerHTML=confirmcontent;
document.getElementById("jsconfirmleft").value=confirmlefttext;
document.getElementById("jsconfirmright").value=confirmrighttext;
leftJsConfirmUri=confirmlefturi;
rightJsConfirmUri=confirmrighturi;
xConfirm=xConfirmStart, yConfirm=yConfirmStart;
if(ie5) {
    document.getElementById("jsconfirm").style.left='25%';
    document.getElementById("jsconfirm").style.top='35%';
}
else if(nn6) {
    document.getElementById("jsconfirm").style.top='25%';
    document.getElementById("jsconfirm").style.left='35%';
}
else confirmAlternative();

}

You can download full Source code from here


I had a similar issue when I wanted to change the box title and button title of the default confirm box. I have gone for the Jquery Ui dialog plugin http://jqueryui.com/dialog/#modal-confirmation

When I had the following:

function testConfirm() {
  if (confirm("Are you sure you want to delete?")) {
    //some stuff
  }
}

I have changed it to:

function testConfirm() {

  var $dialog = $('<div></div>')
    .html("Are you sure you want to delete?")
    .dialog({
      resizable: false,
      title: "Confirm Deletion",
      modal: true,
      buttons: {
        Cancel: function() {
          $(this).dialog("close");
        },
        "Delete": function() {
          //some stuff
          $(this).dialog("close");
        }
      }
    });

  $dialog.dialog('open');
}

Can be seen working here https://jsfiddle.net/5aua4wss/2/

Hope that helps.