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I'm having difficulty working out how to open a new window when a user submits a form and customize that window's attributes, such as no toolbar, no menubar, specific size etc.  I expect there's a way to setup the window properties using some basic client side VBScript, but the only way I can seem to make that work is to actually Open the new window with the properties.  I don't want to open the window until the user submits the form.  

Here's some details:
I have a few ways to open the window when the form is submitted.  I can declare a target attribute in the form declaration itself;
<form name="AppSelection" Action="chosenapp.asp" Method="POST" TARGET="NewWin">

I can also write a simple client side validation routine;
Function AppSelection_OnSubmit
Document.AppSelection.Target="NewWin"
End Function

Both of these work.  What I need to do is figure out how to customize the NewWin attributes.  I can't use a hyperlink, I must use the form submission.  What I'd like to end up with is something along the lines of:

Sub Whatever
NewWin.toolbar = no
NewWin.menubar = no
NewWin.scrollbars = yes
NewWin.status = yes
NewWin.Height = 600
NewWin.Width = 800
End Sub

And then open the window using either of the two options above.  

Any ideas?
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by:jitganguly
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Well how about submitting the page to a file and from there you use a window.open

<form name="AppSelection" Action="abc.asp" Method="POST">
..
...
</form>


abc.asp

<script language="VBScript">
sub helpopen()
     window.open "xyz.asp","newwindows","width=350,height=540,resizable=yes,toolbar=no,status=on,location=no,menubar=no,left=430,top=1 scrollbars=yes"
end sub
</script>

You may want to pass teh values to the new window
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by:Sinjun
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I'm pretty much already doing that, but the problem is getting the form values passed to the target page while, at the same time, have that page open in the new, custom window.

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by:jitganguly
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Whats the problem if you pass it by querystring ? Is it too long ?
You can do something like

<script language="VBScript">
    window.open "xyz.asp?var1=<%=var1%>&var2=<%=var2%>","newwindows","width=350,height=540,resizable=yes,toolbar=no,status=on,location=no,menubar=no,left=430,top=1
scrollbars=yes"
</script>

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by:Sinjun
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QueryString won't work for a few reasons, one of which is I need to pass a password entered from the form, and I can't use cookies either.  :)
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jitganguly earned 900 total points
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OK. Very unusual problem you have.
How about do a javascript form post ? Get the values in action page , create a form with hidden values and post the form with javascript form post.
Not exactly sure
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by:Sinjun
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Thanks a lot.  It took me a little code wrangling to totally get what I needed, but your answer pointed me right at the solution.  Very much appreciated!
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Hmm. Glad I could help you. But why 'B' ?
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