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How to resize a modal dialog window

Jay Damon
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Joined: Jul 31, 2001
Posts: 282
Is there a way to resize an IE modal dialog window once a page is displayed? Here's the scenario:

I have an application that displays a prompt for user input. Once the user selects the desired parameters and clicks Submit, a PDF report file is generated and also displayed in the window.

The problem is that there a few parameters so a small dialog is appropriate to prompt the user. However, the report should be displayed in a larger window. I would like to include something like an invocation to resizeTo(800,600) in the unonload event for the first page but this does not seem to work.

The person I inherited this code from suggested writing code to close the initial prompt window and immediately re-open another. It seems there should be an easier way. Any ideas?

Note my company is an all-IE shop so browser compatibility is not an issue.
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
Like I always say with modal windows, I am no expert at them since I never use them.

I think you are going to have to open up another window or make the orginal window larger. A modal window is not too friendly to developers.

Ran a test:
Trying to run the reSizeTo method with a button does not work.

I agree. Here's the link:
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