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Get the Returned value from a JavaScript showModalDialog then close the dialog.

Posted on 2009-04-09
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I am trying to return the showModalDialog's returnValue.  In the aspx page that I'm using for my dialog, I'm trying to set the window.returnValue then close the dialog.  When I run this I get an error stating that the property returnValue doesn't exist in the current object.  How on earth am I going to get the return value out of the dialog if the returnValue doesn't exist?  I am doing this in a .NET 1.1 web application.

All I want to do is call the dialog to confirm something with a "Yes" or "No" response then close the dialog and pass the value back to the calling page.

Please advise.
Here is the JavaScript to call the dialog:
var retVal = window.showModalDialog(dialogURL, args, options);									
if (retVal != null)
{
	if(retVal.split(',')[1] == true)
	{
		bolReturn = true;
	}
	else
	{
		bolReturn = false;
	}
}
 
Here is the script in the dialog page:
function Confirmation(choice)
{
	try
	{
		returnValue = choice;
	}
}

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by:rbradberry
ID: 24110380
"returnVallue = choice;" should be "window.returnValue = choice;"

also, this is an IE only function, it will not work in FireFox
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by:pldougless
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Sorry, the code should have reflected window.returnValue.  I have tried "window.returnValue" and get the error when I do.  Also, when coding and using intellisense I don't see the returnValue member in the window object...it simply isn't there.
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by:rbradberry
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are you calling that function from within the window?  window.returnValue is only available after the windows has closed.
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rbradberry earned 125 total points
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basically you have to set the window.returnValue from within the window while it is open.  then you can only retrieve the value of after the window has closed.
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by:pldougless
ID: 24110654
I am trying to set the window.returnValue in the dialog before it is closed...here is what I doing in the windows script:

Here is the script in the dialog page:
function Confirmation(choice)
{
      try
      {
            window.returnValue = choice;
            window.close();
      }
}

The error is encountered saying that the returnValue property doesn't exist.
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