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  • Closing a popup ...

    I have a grid with a link that opens a popup. The popup has a link to close the window which works fine. My question is:

    I would like to have code in the submit button that (1)saves the record, (2)closes the popup window, and then (3)refreshes the originating page. Can anyone tell me how to do 2 and 3?

    Gary
    Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


  • #2
    Re: Closing a popup ...

    I can do No2:

    End your popup's xbasic with a response.redirect statement that opens a new window. That new windows will only contain javascript that closes the window. Here is the script:

    HTML Code:
    <html>
    <head>
    <script language="JavaScript"> 
    window.opener='X'; 
    window.open('','_parent',''); 
    window.close();
    </script> 
    <title></title>
    </head>
    <body> 
    <p>javascript to close browser</p>
    </body></html>
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    • #3
      Re: Closing a popup ...

      Originally posted by Steve Wood View Post
      I can do No2:

      End your popup's xbasic with a response.redirect statement that opens a new window. That new windows will only contain javascript that closes the window. Here is the script:

      HTML Code:
      <html>
      <head>
      <script language="JavaScript"> 
      window.opener='X'; 
      window.open('','_parent',''); 
      window.close();
      </script> 
      <title></title>
      </head>
      <body> 
      <p>javascript to close browser</p>
      </body></html>
      Hi Steve,

      I am a bit confused. Does this mean in the AfterUpdateRecords event of the grid, I put a response.redirect to a new page? And in that page I put the code you provided?

      Gary
      Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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      • #4
        Re: Closing a popup ...

        Originally posted by drgarytraub View Post
        Hi Steve,

        I am a bit confused. Does this mean in the AfterUpdateRecords event of the grid, I put a response.redirect to a new page? And in that page I put the code you provided?

        Gary
        I think so - basically anything interactive like closing a window needs to be done in Javascript. Xbasic can't magically close a browser window because it's a server side scripting language, so you either have to redirect to a page with Javascript in (after things are saved etc.) OR you set a page variable after submission which then triggers the Javascript on an a5w page.

        E.g.

        If eval_valid("isokvar") then
        print(Javascript)
        End If

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        • #5
          Re: Closing a popup ...

          Thanks for that explanation,

          Okay. I put that code on a blank a5w page that contains nothing but the code that Steve provided above.

          I called that page 1_java_close.a5w.

          I then put the following in the AfterUpdateRecords event of the popup:

          response.redirect("1_java_close.a5w")

          Unfortunately, it does not work. When I click the submit button of the popup (which now contains the response.redirect to the javascript page), it returns me to my login screen. I have set Page security for this new a5w page to always allowed, and have published the new page and the web security files. Still no luck.

          Any ideas as to what I might be doing wrong?

          Gary
          Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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          • #6
            Re: Closing a popup ...

            Sorry, I drove 1000 miles just after my last post on this. I had used this technique where I only had one page open, and wanted nothing open when it was done. I would think the popup would just disappear after you click submit (and it redirects to the close page). All I can think of is the page with javascript is not accessible due to security (even though you said you set it to always allow), and it kicks back to login.

            Try turning security OFF on the server and retest.
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            • #7
              Re: Closing a popup ...

              Hi Steve,

              I hope you drove to some place nice, and happy new year!

              Thanks for your suggestion. It was not the security - it was that I was so tired that I typed in the wrong page. Now, I do not get the login screen. The script seems to run, but does not close the popup. It gives me a white screen in the popup with "javascript to close browser" on the first line of the display.

              I put the following in the source tab of the a5w page:

              <html>
              <head>
              <script language="JavaScript">
              window.opener='X';
              window.open('','_parent','');
              window.close();
              </script>
              <title></title>
              </head>
              <body>
              <p>javascript to close browser</p>
              </body></html>

              Nothing else is on the page.

              Any ideas?

              Gary
              Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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              • #8
                Re: Closing a popup ...

                It works when I try it. I am using IE. I attached my two test files.

                <<I hope you drove to some place nice, and happy new year!>>
                - I'm in a home with a half-dozen screaming 4-8 year olds and going to Disney Land tomorrow. Of course, I'm up here with my laptop and oblivious to it all at the moment.
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                • #9
                  Re: Closing a popup ...

                  Thanks for that Steve. I am curious - do you (or anyone) use popups in the way that I a describing?

                  Gary

                  (by the way, enjoy Disney Land :))
                  Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.

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