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Showing alert() even though IE is Minimized how?

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Hello Experts,

       My purpose is to show an alert message when the session is about to expire. But the problem with the alert is that the user can see it only when the IE is active. I would like to know of a method of displaying warning messages wherein the message display would pop up even if the IE is not active / in a minimized state.


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Bharat
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prohacx earned 400 total points
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Hi there!

Indeed, the alert is not pushed through if your IE is minimized...

I tried it with a showModalDialog in stead of an alert and set focus to your window before calling the showModalDialog and it works fine with me:


<%@ Language=VBScript %>
<%
      session.Timeout = 2
%>

<HTML>
<HEAD>

<%
Response.Write "<script type=""text/javascript"">" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "var minutesLeft = " & session.Timeout & ";" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "function checkTimeout() {" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "      if (minutesLeft == 1) { " & vbcrlf
'Response.Write "            alert('Your session will expire in 1 minute!'); " & vbcrlf
Response.Write "            window.focus();" & vbcrlf
Response.Write "            window.showModalDialog('warn.html','','help: no;');" & vbcrlf
Response.Write "" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "      }" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "      minutesLeft -= 1;" & vbcrlf
Response.Write "      setTimeout(""checkTimeout()"", 60000);" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "}" & vbcrlf

Response.Write "</script>" & vbcrlf
%>

</HEAD>
<BODY onload="checkTimeout();">

<P>wait for an alert...</P>

</BODY>
</HTML>

Have fun!
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by:bharat_mane
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hi  prohacx,

    This is cool, thanks a lot it works well..
Thanks once again
 
   
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