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Old November 10th, 2005, 07:26 PM
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Default calling functions form another window

Hi all,

is there a way to call java or vb script functions form another window?

I have a window that opens another window on clicking a button. I want to call a function defined in the parent window from the child window. I assume, since you can access all elements in the parent window from the child window (using window.opener.document...), that functions would also be accessible. Is this possible? If so, can you give an example.

Much appreciated,


Old November 11th, 2005, 05:12 AM
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Hi George,

You can call a function in the opener using window.opener.myFunctionName();



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cheers for that Chris was looking for how to do this also

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