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Hi all,

I have a link that opens up a Modal Popup. In the Modal Popup is a web page with links to other pages. When I press on one of these links, a new window opens up instead of loading the page in the Modal Popup.

Does anyone know how to get the web page to open up in the Modal Popup instead of a new window?

Thanks.

resourcesys.
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I am guessing that the modal dialog is using an iframe to display the content. It depends on if you are loading someone elses webpage or pages that you have control over. If you are loading someone ese's content, if their links are set to open in a new window I don't think there is anything you could do. The only thing I could think of would be to use javascript to find all the links in the iframe and change their target property to "_self". If it is loading other pages from your site or sites you have control over, just change the links to not open in a new window.

I have never tried to use javascript to manipulate data in an iframe so I don't even know if it is possible.

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Hi jrm213jrm213,

I am using the showModalDialog method.

The links where through a javascript function but if I use a normal link, there is no problem.

So, I have the option of trying to fix a javascript fix or not using javascript to link on the concerned pages.

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in that case you may just need to change how the javascript function that processes your links handles opening the links.  What does the code look like to process your links?
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window.location='mypage.htm' is what we generally use.

We have the same problem if we use Response.Redirect('mypage.htm', False) in ASP.NET.

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hmmm...

maybe try self.location = 'mypage.html'
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Hi jrm213jrm213,

self.location didn't work.

I'm going to go with the option of using normal html links instead of Javascript to link to pages.

Also, <base target="_self"/> allows me to use the Response.Redirect command in ASP.NET.

Thanks for your input.

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