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Open New Window using h:commandButton

Varshini Priya
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Joined: Feb 17, 2008
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I need some help on how to open a page in a new Tab on click of the command button. I know I can acheive this using the javascript. But I would like to acheive this using JSF code and not Javascript. Im using JSF2.0. I have already been able to establish this using commandLink by adding target="_blank". But I would like to acheive the same using commandButton. Also is there anyway if we can specify the javascript code in the backend to open the page in a new tab?? please assist.
Thanks in Advance
Tim Holloway
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The JSF commandButton control does not support the target attribute, unlike the commandLink. What most people do is fake it by decorating a commandLink to look like a button.

None of the popular J2EE servers have JavaScript interpreters built into them, so any JavaScript code would have to run on the client.


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Varshini Priya
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Thanks for the response Tim. I was able to acheive this via the below code . Thought of sharing it, since it might be useful for someone else.


 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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