Opening a new window when button clicked


J

Jim in Arizona

When placing a link using html, it's easy to have a new window opened for
the link instead of redirecting the current page to the destination. IE:

<a href="../folder5/anotherpage.aspx" target=_blank>Another Page</a>

I've placed a button on the page that I would like to have do the same
thing:

<asp:button id="btnAnotherPageLink" runat="Server" text="Another Page" />

Protected Sub btnAnotherPageLink_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As
System.EventArgs) Handles btnActiveDialup.Click
Response.Redirect("../folder5/anotherpage.aspx")
End Sub

This will cause the current page to navigate to the destination page. How
can I have a new window open up and load the destination page instead?

TIA,
Jim
 
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B

bruce barker

buttons do a form submit. you set the target on the form to control this.
asp.net forms do not allow the target to be set, so yo must use a non-server
form, or use javascript to set the target.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)
 
J

Jim in Arizona

bruce barker said:
buttons do a form submit. you set the target on the form to control this.
asp.net forms do not allow the target to be set, so yo must use a
non-server
form, or use javascript to set the target.

-- bruce (sqlwork.com)

After some searching, I found that adding this to the Page_Load sub did the
trick:

btnAnotherPageLink.Attributes.Add("onClick",
"window.open('../folder5/anotherpage.aspx')")
 
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J

Jim in Arizona

Mark Rae said:
Or alternatively:

<asp:Button ID="btnAnotherPageLink" runat="server" Text="Another Page"
OnClientClick="window.open('../folder5/anotherpage.aspx');return false;"
/>

Don't forget the semi-colons at the end of each JavaScript statement...

Oh! That's helpful! Thanks Mark!
 

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