XSL Editor Parameters - to open a max size new window

Posted on 2013-01-30
Last Modified: 2013-01-30
Hi experts,

<xsl:when test="@ContentType='Process'">
<a href="{@ID}&amp;Source=" target="_blank">
<xsl:value-of select="@FileLeafRef"/>

However the window appears small. How do I ensure the window is max size- What do I need to add to the a href?
Question by:sharepoint2013
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ID: 38836797

forcing a new window to maximise is not a good idea. Most people would be quite cross if the control of the new window size was overridden. With current monitor sizes and screen resolutions, a maximised window often makes it harder to digest the content.

Having said that, it is possible. You need some javascript in the file and then include a call to that js function in the link.

There are two examples in this question (the accepted solutions)

cheers, teylyn

Author Comment

ID: 38837822
Saw it. would it be possible to put the <script> tag in the xsl editor?

How do i integrate it into the onclick line without the <script> tag? eg:


onClick="return !,,'width=1024,height=250')"


Is this fine?
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Accepted Solution

Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
ID: 38837946
You can put the script anywhere in the page, for example just above the link tag.

<xsl:when test="@ContentType='Process'">
						  function winpop(url){
						  var w = screen.width;
    						var h = screen.height;
						    popup =,&apos;popup&apos;,&apos;screenX=0,screenY=0,left=0,top=0,width=&apos;+w+&apos;,height=&apos;+h);
						<a href="{@ID}&amp;Source=" onClick="winpop(this.href);return false;">
							<xsl:value-of select="@FileLeafRef"/>

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Author Comment

ID: 38838055
Sorry for my lack of knowledge.

Where do I put the width and height size?

Author Comment

ID: 38838061
Sorry I tried and it works perfect!
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ID: 38838063
You don't.

Because you don't know what they are. Each user can have a different screen resolution.

Javascript will calculate them. The script works as is. I copied it from my test site.

Author Comment

ID: 38838294
The problem is, the new window does not have back forward buttons..

i inserted toolbar=yes and status=yes and location=yes

Still no effrt.

Author Comment

ID: 38838305
nvm i fixed it

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