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Old September 2nd, 2006, 05:53 AM
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Default ClientScript. : window.open -> Popup Blocker Issue

Hi ALL!
    I am using the JavaScript window.open in my asp.net 2.0 application via ClientScript.RegisterStartupScript.
    Window.Open behaves perfectly on some machines while on some machines it becomes failed with showing the Status of "PopUp Blocks" in Status Bar.
     Each Machine is installed with same version (6.0) of Internet Explorer.
     Having any IDEA/Solution then plz help me.
 
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I have run into this same problem, and as far as I know there is no conventional way for anything you code to get around those popup blockers, and quite frankly that is the way it should be. Those blockers are there for a reason.

One way to get around it, is to make or buy controls that provide the functionality you were using in a popup window, in the same window client side. Case in point: a date picker popup window can be replaced with a javascript date picker that runs in the same window.

Another option is to provide instructions for your users on how to exempt your sites popups from being blocked, and that they must allow popups for your site to operate properly.

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The reason for this is because IE 6.0 has a popup blocker. While your popup is legitimate, the popup blocker is enabled (even on my system) to stop all the nonsense of advertisements windows coming on the screen, when a particular site is opened. The result, legitimate ones are disabled.

Since this is not a code issue, you have to get around by asking users to modify their IE popup blocker settings and add your site to the allow-popup list. Also add a message on your site to add yoursite to the trust list so that popups can be enabled. And ensure that no ads are put up lest they block it again.


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The only window.open methods that don't cause the pop-up blocker reaction, in my experience, are window.open methods that are caused by a deliberate user action, such as clicking a button. If you set onclick='window.open'GCCManage.aspx','ManageCashCa rd','width=800,height=600')', then it will not trigger pop-ups, because the user wanted the reaction of the button.

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