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How do I launch a new explorer window and have it load a supplied file from an ASP page using VBscript?
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Question by:BryanC
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by:drittich
ID: 6389675
<html>
<head>
<title></title>
</head>
<body>
<script language="vbscript">
     Function DoIt()
          window.open("http://www.google.com/")
     End Function
</script>
<input type=button onClick="DoIt()" value="go">

</body>
</html>
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by:drittich
ID: 6389677
of course you can use YourFile.asp rather than http://www.google.com
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by:Dave_Greene
ID: 6389680
<SCRIPT LANGUAGE="VBScript">
Dim objIE
Set objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")

With objIE
  .Visible = True
  .Navigate "your.asp?params"
end with  
</SCRIPT>
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by:John844
ID: 6389688
you can also just create a hyperlink with a target like

<a href="myaspPage.asp" target="_new">new window</a>

this method will not let you control size or appearance of the new window.
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by:BryanC
ID: 6389734
Thanks for the quick response. I can get your examples working in a .html file but not a .ASP file. Do you know what I am missing?
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by:raizon
ID: 6389735
Okay lets have some fun and throw in one more way.

<script languange="VBScript")

Dim WshShell
set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.Run("iexplore http://www.microsoft.com")

</script>
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by:John844
ID: 6389759
should work exactly the same.  show us the code that is not working from the asp page.
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by:BryanC
ID: 6389802
My test file has one line.

<%window.open("http://www.google.com/")%>

I receive the following message.
   Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a01a8'
   Object required: 'window'

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by:raizon
ID: 6389827
What you are trying is client side script and can't be run from the server ( <% %> ) are dilimeters that tell the server to run the enclosed code.

Change it to
<script language="vbScript">
Window.Open("http://www.google.com/")
</script>
and place that in the head of your document to use this example.  Or as drittich as explained.
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by:BryanC
ID: 6389910
I have a .ASP page that gets user input to generate some reports using server side scripting. Once the report is complete I wanted to launch a new explorer window to view the reports.

<%
...vb code
If (GenReport = "Pressed") Then
   ...vb code to generate report
   ??? want to launch new explorer window here ???
Else
   ...vb code
   %>
   <form action="<%= strURL %>" method="post">
   ... collect user input viw form
   <input type="submit" Name="GenReport" Value="Pressed"/>
   %>
End If
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by:raizon
ID: 6389971
okay we need to change things up just a bit here.

<%
  If Request.Form("GenReport") = "Pressed" Then
   'code to generate report
  Else
   'vbcode
%>
  <form action="method="post" onSubmit="Javascript: Window.Open ("<%= strURL %>", "Window Title", "height=400, width=200">
  ... collect user input viw form
  <input type="submit" Name="GenReport" Value="Pressed"/>
<%
  End If
%>

Make sure that strURL is the same page as the one that contains this code.  In otherwords you are posting back to the same page.

You have to open the new window via client side and not server side.
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by:raizon
ID: 6389979
ooops........the form should look like this
<form action="" method="post" onSubmit="Javascript: Window.Open ('<%= strURL %>', 'Window Title', 'height=400,
width=200');">
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by:mgfranz
ID: 6390978
You can also do it with a HREF tag;

<a href="javascript:window.open('page.asp?name=fred&town=bedrock');">Click here Fred</a>

Of course you will have to change the URL values to vars;

<a href="javascript:window.open('page.asp?name=<%=rs("name")%>&town=<%=rs("town")%>');">Click here <%=rs("name")%></a>

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by:BryanC
ID: 6392439
Is there a way to launch the new window without the user pressing a key?

I have a form that they will use to enter data and when they press the Generate button it will call itself. When it is called, if the Generate button was pressed it will generate the report using vbScript, I then want it to launch a new explorer window to view the report, and the current window should be ready for additional data entry.
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by:BryanC
ID: 6392502
Forget the last comment. After looking at it again I understand what you said. I will try it out.

Thanks.
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by:BryanC
ID: 6392683
I setup the following test and it displays "Generate the report and view it in this new window." in the same explorer window instead of launching a new one. Do you have any ideas? Thanks.

<%
Dim strURL
strURL    = Request.ServerVariables("URL")
GenReport = Request.Form("GenReport")
If (GenReport <> "Pressed") Then
   %>
   <form action="" method="post" onSubmit="Javascript: Window.Open ('<%= strURL %>',
    'Window Title', 'height=400, width=200');">
      I should collect user data here.
      <input type="submit" Name="GenReport" Value="Pressed" />
   </form>
   <%
Else
   %>    
   Generate the report and view it in this new window.
   <%
End If
%>
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by:mgfranz
ID: 6393183
You can use the onMouseOver="window.open('page.asp')" event to launch a new window.
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BryanC earned 0 total points
ID: 6394241
I got it to work with the following code.

<%
Dim strURL
strURL = Request.ServerVariables("URL")
GenIt  = Request.Form("GenIt")
If (GenIt <> "Pressed") Then
  %>
  <form "<%=strURL%>" target="UniqueName" method="post">
     I should collect user data here.
     <input type="submit" Name="GenIt" Value="Pressed" />
  </form>
  <%
Else
  %>    
  Generate the report and view it in this new window.
  <%
End If
%>
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ID: 8681246
Please delete.
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