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Posted on 2013-01-16
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I have two asp.net applications.

One app is referring a page in other app.
On that page i have a cancel button on which i am calling window.close() JavaScript function.

But when the app that refers to the page in other app, this cancel button is not working.

Please guide,
Thanks
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Question by:Aspnet_9
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782559
can u post the relevant code in the page which you try to close?
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Meir Rivkin earned 1000 total points
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try one of the following:
self.close(),
window.parent.close();
var win = window.open("","_self");
win.close();
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by:Aspnet_9
ID: 38782591
This is function being called on page with cancel button.
        function CancelClick() {
            window.self.close();
        }

Code used to call the above page

            this.winNotes.AutoLoad.Url = System.Web.Configuration.WebConfigurationManager.AppSettings["Te"] + "/views/Note/Add.aspx;
            this.winNotes.LoadContent();
            this.winNotes.Show();
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782596
did u try what i've suggested?
which browser you use?
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by:Aspnet_9
ID: 38782621
I have tried all the above options mentioned by you. None is working.

I am using IE,Firefox
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782631
when running in FF do you get any errors?
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by:Aspnet_9
ID: 38782640
No, its not.
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782652
In FF, window.close() will close only if opened via window.open:

window.close
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782670
try the following:

function winClose()
{
var win=window.open("","_self");
win.close();
}

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or
function winClose()
{
window.top.opener=null;
window.close();
}

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or
function closeWindow()
{
window.open('','_parent',''); 
window.close();
}

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if not set your firefox browser:

1.

input "about:config " to your firefox address bar and enter;

2.

make sure your "dom.allow_scripts_to_close_windows" is true


fromMozilla Firefox JavaScript Window.Close() Not Working
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by:Aspnet_9
ID: 38782672
I cannot open the window using window.open as it is being called programatically from other app.
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782848
i understand that you can't i'm just showing you FF restrictions.
did u try the other suggestions?
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by:Aspnet_9
ID: 38782875
Unfortunately they are not working.

is there any way in can close the window using c# code in code behind?
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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782890
you can try the following:

ScriptManager.RegisterClientScriptBlock(Page, GetType(Page), "close", "window.close();", True);

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by:Meir Rivkin
ID: 38782899
if its not working try:
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)    
{
    Page.ClientScript.RegisterOnSubmitStatement(typeof(Page), "close", "window.onunload = CloseWindow();");
}

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and in your aspx page add closePage function:
function closePage() {
    window.close();
}

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Author Comment

by:Aspnet_9
ID: 38782939
this is again calling the javascript through codebehind,
I dont think its going to work
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Expert Comment

by:esolve
ID: 38786061
Not sure if I understand your scenario but if you would like to close a page from a button click I usually do the following. Add an image to your page which will prevent the page from doing a postback. We're using nice images which looks like a button.

Then in the code behind of the same page you add the following

imgCancel.Attributes.Add("onclick", "window.close();");

You can also force a refresh on the parent page causing it to reload.
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by:Aspnet_9
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ok
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