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Default Modal Dialog (javascript & ASP.NET)

I am using window.showModalDialog method from client code in an ASP.NET Web form to open a modal window. When I try to do some processing in the modal window, it opens up another window displaying the results. Can the results be displayed in the same Modal window itself? How can I avoid this extra window?

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What is the code that you are using?

One thing you could do (I’m shooting in the dark here somewhat, not knowing exactly what you are doing), is to pass the window to the modal dialog to permit access to the parent's variables, etc.
At the point that you are trying to change the contents of the modal dialog, instead fill in some global variables in the parent, close the modal dialog, then immediately open a new modal dialog with the information that you ‘posted’ back to the parent window.

(Not exactly an answer to what you asked, I know, but viable. Seeing what it is that you are up to would help give a more applicable answer.)
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I already found a solution and I'd like to share it. I'm calling the modal window from javascrit, using:


The problem araised when closing the modal window from server code:

Respose.Write("<script language=javascript>window.close();</script>")

This opened a new browser instance of the parent window. The solution is very simple and I found it in another forum. Just put the following tag in the <head> section of the modal window:

<base target="_self">

That's it.

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