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Simulating a ModalDialog window in VBScript

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Is there anyway I can simulate a Modal Dialog window in VBScript with a window.open?  I don't want to use the
window.showModalDialog command because there are features in the standard window that I need that is not supported by the showModalDialog window.

Basically I want my window to simulate the action that the window does not lose focus until it is closed.

Any ideas?
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try JavaScript:
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="JavaScript">
modalres = '';
WinId = window.open('mymodal.htm','newwin','width=300,height=100');
if (!WinId.opener) WinId.opener = self;
</SCRIPT>

and in the mymodal.htm have
<BODY onBlur="if (window.focus) self.focus()">
<H3>Click one</H3>
<FORM>
<INPUT TYPE="BUTTON" VALUE="OK" onClick="opener.modalres='ok';self.close()">
<INPUT TYPE="BUTTON" VALUE="CANCEL" onClick="opener.modalres='cancel';self.close()">
</FORM>

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by:Mira060397
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Okay I tried that, but the only problem is that I can't click or
select anything in the myModal.htm.  It seems that it keeps giving the focus to the <BODY> and anytime I click some element with in the <BODY> it causes the <BODY> to lose focus, so it resets the focus, etc.  I'm testing this in IE4, so I don't know if this is suppose to work in Netscape.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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What do you have in the body?
Any input fields or buttons in the mymodal.htm should be inside the <BODY></BODY> tags so if the body has focus the user shoudl be able to interact. I will have a look in IE4.

In the meantime, you can shift the focussing to the body tag in the opening page instead <BODY onFocus="if (WinId && window.focus) WinId.focus()">

Michel
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You are correct! What a crock!

It works in NS 3 and 4 so we need to find a workaround somehow...

I will investigate tomorrow

Michel
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