Opening the navigate url in a new browser instead of redirecting in the same browser

Posted on 2011-02-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have asp:hyperlink in my webpage. Onclick I would like to open this in a new window instead of redirecting in the same browser.
Basically I would like to have the same effect as having an input button and on click calling the attached javascript function showwindow(). Please suggest how can I call this javascript function from the click of the asp:hyperlink. should I rather use any other html control . Please help thanks

<asp:HyperLink ID="hlPrintCart" NavigateUrl="/showwindow.aspx" runat="server">Print page</asp:HyperLink>      
function ShowWindow()
                        var h = 500;
                        var w = 600;        
                        PackingSlipPopUp ="showwindow.aspx","_blank","scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,status=no,width=" + w + ",height=" + h + ",top= " + ((screen.height - h) / 5) + ",left=" + ((screen.width - w) / 2));
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Huseyin KAHRAMAN earned 500 total points
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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
ID: 34923414
this may work too

<asp:HyperLink ID="hlPrintCart" NavigateUrl="#" onClick="ShowWindow()" runat="server">Print page</asp:HyperLink>
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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
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<asp:HyperLink ID="hlPrintCart" NavigateUrl="#" runat="server">Print page</asp:HyperLink>

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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
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or, why do you need server control for this? use simple <a> element

<a href="#" onClick="ShowWindow()">Print page</a>

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by:Anurag Agarwal
ID: 34923679
hello TrialUser !! instaed of using everything just use this ......

<asp:HyperLink ID="hlPrintCart" NavigateUrl="/showwindow.aspx" runat="server" Target="_blank">Print page</asp:HyperLink>  

for reference look

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by:Anurag Agarwal
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no javascripts will be required in this case .............!!
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ID: 34924546
Hi, you have to use

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by:Huseyin KAHRAMAN
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target="_blank" is not he wants I guess:

if you look at this code"showwindow.aspx","_blank","scrollbars=yes,toolbar=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,status=no,width=" + w + ",height=" + h + ",top= " + ((screen.height - h) / 5) + ",left=" + ((screen.width - w) / 2));

he wants to open it in a NICE window, not in a new window :) this is what I get... and thats why he has that open function...

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ID: 34928117
perfect thx

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