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Posted on 2011-03-21
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Hello,

I would like close an Iframe from an html button onclick event inside the iframe. I tried the below but no luck, any help is greatly appreciated!

<iframe id="xyz">
    <button type="submit" onclick="javascript:window.parent.closeFrame();</button>
</iframe>

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Question by:cgray1223
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<iframe id="xyz">
    <button type="submit" onclick="javascript:document.getElementById('xyz').style.display='none';</button>
</iframe>

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Hello bro!

You need to assign an id to your iframe, like <iframe id="someid"...

Then you need a function to remove the iframe:

 
function closeIframe() [
   var iframe = document.getElementById('someid');
   iframe.parentNode.removeChild(iframe);
}

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Finaly, you need to call it from the iframe, like:

 
<a href="javascript: window.parent.closeIframe()">Close</a>

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Or you can forget the function and use a long link like this:

 
<a href="javascript: window.parent.document.getElementById('someid').parentNode.removeChild(window.parent.document.getElementById('someid'))">Close</a>

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For more help you can view these blogs

http://forums.devarticles.com/javascript-development-22/overwrite-self-close-function-in-iframe-46277.html

http://www.webdeveloper.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105049

Hope this will help you to solve your problem.

Regards,

Asif Ahmed Khan
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any success??
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