return value from an overlay or a child window

Is it possible to have an overlay or even a child popup window display a selection of items (in my case I want it images) and once I click on the particular image/item on the child/overlay window than the overlay/child to close and have that same image I selected to be displayed on  div within the parent window without the parent being refreshed.

Thanks advance for your help
aniga42Asked:
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JohnSixkillerCommented:
Hi,

in child window use window.opener.whatEver to access parent properties or methods. So in onclick handler of particular image you can use something like this:

<img src='..' onclick='setImg(this)'>

function setImg(Sender){
   window.opener.document.getElementById("myImgID").src = this.src;
   window.close();
}

PS: Consider using modal dialog. (showModalDialog() ):
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms536759%28VS.85%29.aspx

in parent window:
var result = showModalDialog("slection_page.htm", "", ... window properties see ling above...);
if(result) .document.getElementById("myImgID").src = result;

in child dialog/window:

function setImg(Sender){
   window.returnValue = this.src;
   window.close();
}

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aniga42Author Commented:
I have used part of this solution but not the complete answer. Thanks anyway
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