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How do I get a newline in a messagebox alert?

Posted on 2006-06-22
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I have an ASP.NET web application that is using javascript to create messageboxes (see below)
<script language=JavaScript>alert(. . .

How do I get a newline in the messagebox?  Simply inserting a newline (as in controlchars.newline in ASP.NET) doesn't work.
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Question by:stev0931
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Use \n as in:
alert('Hello!\nHow are you?')
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really? that always worked fine for me. even now with a quick test in IE and FF

Is is possible those chars are geting removed somewhere else?  you might wanna try using a double back slash "\\n" wherever you put in the newline.  
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I was giving stev0931 the solution, not showing what he tried :)
Simply use \n inside single quoted strings and you should be fine :)
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oh those line were so close together I thought they were the same messsage!!! my eyes are going!
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The \n worked!  Thanks!
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Dang, I owe you DireOrb.
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No sweat. It's out of my control :)
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