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ColdFusion Open Popup Window On Exit

Posted on 2006-07-03
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I want to open a popup window with a survey for visitors to my site BUT I only want the window to open when the visitors exits the site i.e. close the browser or go to a new URL.  Additionally, I only want to put the code on specific pages.

I have looked around quite a bit and can't even find a place to start.
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Question by:dndco
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by:usachrisk1983
ID: 17037971
This cannot be done with ColdFusion, but can be with Javascript:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/Web_Languages/JavaScript/Q_20924470.html

Instead of doing an alert on close, you can instead create your popup window.  There is a code generator here:

http://javascript.internet.com/generators/popup-window.html

Good Luck!
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by:dndco
ID: 17039846
I know how to create a pop up window.  What I need is to control when it opens via a modified onunload.

If you say it can't be done with CF then I am going close this question here and open a new one in JavaScript.
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by:usachrisk1983
ID: 17039865
Dndco, the solution provided is the JS method to this.  The first link provides an EE solution to your problem.  I have pasted the accepted solution below, but there were a few recommendations on the page (CREDIT TO XP_COMMANDER)::

<html>
<head>
<Script>
function onClose(){

if(window.screenTop>10000){
alert("Good Bye , visit us soon !")
}
}
window.onunload=onClose

</Script>
</head>

<body>    
Try to close the window and see the alert msg
</body>
</html>
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by:usachrisk1983
ID: 17255855
Not sure if the original poster wound up going to JS for their popup, but I'm pretty sure mine was what he'd be looking for.
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by:dndco
ID: 17257563
I solved this myself.  I found a site that did exactly what I was looking for.  It was done with AJAX.  Please close this question.  I apologize for being non-responsive.
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