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I have 2 forms.  The main and child window.  When i click on a button to open the child window, I would like to write a value from a textbox on the main window into a textbox on the child window.  I can write the value into the form but not the textbox.  Any suggestions???  Thanks in advance.

main form:
function OpenChild()
{    
newWindow = window.open('ChildWindow.cfm','myWindow','resizable=no,width=160,height=200');
newWindow.document.write(document.MainForm.strRegion.value)

I tried but did not work:
newWindow.document.ChildForm.ChildRegion = document.MainForm.strRegion.value
}

<input type="text" name="strRegion" onclick="javascript:OpenChild()" value="" size="25">


Child form:
<form name="ChildForm">
<input type="text" name="ChildRegion" value="">
</form>
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try this:
Call a method in onload event of the child window.

eg.

<script language="javascript">
<!--
     function populateText(){
          if(opener){
               if(!opener.closed){
                    document.forms[0].txtChild.value = opener.document.forms[0].txtParent.value;
               }
          }
     }
//-->
</script>
<body onLoad="populateText()">
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by:bebonham
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<SCRIPT>
function OpenChild()
{    
newWindow = window.open('child.htm','myWindow','resizable=no,width=160,height=200');
newWindow.document.ChildForm.ChildRegion.value = document.MainForm.strRegion.value
}
</SCRIPT>
<FORM NAME="MainForm">
<input type="text" name="strRegion" onchange="javascript:OpenChild()" value="" size="25">

</FORM>
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moderators on its resolution in a week or two. I appreciate any comments
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It is time to clean this abandoned question up.  

I am putting it on a clean up list for CS.

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points to nimaig

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