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Posted on 2011-09-07
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I have a window which is opened via window.open method from an iframe.

I need to be able to access the popup window from a document in a different iframe.

I have given the popup window the name HRA and tried to call hra.close from the other iframe but it is not working. How do I get a reference to the popup window from the iframe that did not spawn it?
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by:leakim971
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save the reference on the parent window.
ask the parent window to do the job (close window)
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by:sailing_12
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I don't actually want to close it, that is just a test to see if I'm referencing it successfully.

I actually want to call a function on the page.
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by:leakim971
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save the reference on the parent window.
ask the parent window to do the job :)
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by:sailing_12
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Is this right?

<a id="aHRABalance" runat="server" onclick="var w = window.open(this.href, 'HRApopupwindow', 'width=1080,height=500,scrollbars,resizable'); return false;"></a>
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by:leakim971
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remove "var "
I suppose there's a href at the end.
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by:sailing_12
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the href is being written programattically from .vb codde-behind (this is .net app).

This code successfully gets me the title of the page on which the function is written I want to fire. How do I call the function?
parent.frames['IFRAME_ResourceArea'].document.frames['ifrmBenefits'].document.title

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by:sailing_12
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Sorry, that last code succesfully gives me the title of the document which spawned the popup - the function I want to get at is in the head of the document loaded in the child popup.
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try :
parent.frames['IFRAME_ResourceArea'].document.frames['ifrmBenefits'].the_function()


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by:sailing_12
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I got it. Included the reference to the child window (renamed hraPopupRef)
parent.frames['IFRAME_ResourceArea'].document.frames['ifrmBenefits'].hraPopupRef.UncheckHRAClaims()

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Thanks.
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