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modal window in javascript

I'm making a application in which i'm providing user  facility to select the item from the lookups. Everything i can do except making window modal(i.e. unless the top window is closed user can not access parent window which opened the child). I know this can be done using window.showModalDialog but here problem is that i can not submit the page on modal window because it opens the new window for that. (Modal window is supposed to show records page wise for which i need to submit the same page on same window). Therefore  i'm forced to use window.open method. I can not also write in modal window  "<body onblur=window.focus()> because minimizing modal i can access parent.

Have any of you have ever faced the same problem, if yes pls respond back with ur problem, i think it is all happending because microsoft has not provided us much options in window.open method.

Thanx
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sonthoshCommented:
hi,
         Even we faced the problem of Modal Window. Our client want the child window to be closed if the parent window is closed.The child window gives us calender to choose a date or detail of a record. So we have to make the child window modal. We faced the same problem as u have faced, we were not able to submit the form. So we wrote a javascript in such a way that if the user click any other screen then window will close itself automatically.

If this logics will work. I can give u the code.



GoodLuck.
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sonthoshCommented:
hi,
         Even we faced the problem of Modal Window. Our client want the child window to be closed if the parent window is closed.The child window gives us calender to choose a date or detail of a record. So we have to make the child window modal. We faced the same problem as u have faced, we were not able to submit the form. So we wrote a javascript in such a way that if the user click any other screen then window will close itself automatically.

If this logics will work. I can give u the code.



GoodLuck.
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tittlejosephAuthor Commented:
No i dont want in that way, i can do what you are saying. But this will be wrong in case of lookups, may be ok in calendar picker. anyone else?
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VincentWongCommented:
If you don't want to popup a modal page, how about use iframe to do the task? Just make the lookup page inside the parent page.

Here is a example from oreilly. It would guide you to deal with it.

http://www.oreillynet.com/lpt/a//javascript/2002/02/08/iframe.html

^^
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tittlejosephAuthor Commented:
No mate, this is not what i want
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d97mivoCommented:
Do you have any solution for this problem? I found this links very usefull:

http://developer.netscape.com/viewsource/goodman_modal/goodman_modal.html

and a fix:

http://www.dannyg.com/modalIEFix.html

Hope it helps!
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tittlejosephAuthor Commented:
I think i cant get any good answer then this. Although it has very little flaws still it will work.

I've been looking for it from a long time and was astonished that microsoft never thought to implement this.

I didnt implement it but gone through code and i'm sure it will work.

Thanx buddy
tittlejoseph@yahoo.com

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