John Doe John Doe - 6 months ago 28
Javascript Question

Refreshing Parent window after closing popup

I am creating a popup window that goes to hello.html. I want my original (parent page) to reload when i close the popup window (hello.html). I can't seem to get it to work, but I'm close. Here is the code I have so far for the main page and the hello.html page....

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript">
function open_win()
{
window.open("hello.html","_blank","toolbar=yes, location=yes, directories=no, status=no, menubar=yes, scrollbars=yes, resizable=no, copyhistory=yes, width=400, height=400");
}
</script>


<script language="JavaScript">

function refreshParent() {
window.opener.location.href = window.opener.location.href;

if (window.opener.hello.html)

{
window.opener.hello.html.close()
}
window.close();
}
</script>


</head>

<body>

<script type="text/javascript">

var d=new Date();
document.write(d);

</script>

<form>
<input type="button" value="Open Window" onclick="open_win()">
</form>
</body>
</html>


Here is the hello.html...

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<script type="text/javascript">
</script>
</head>
<body>

Hello

</body>
</html>

Answer

Subscribe to the unload event in the child window and call the parent window from the child window to notify it is closing!

Edit Added a code sample...

function popupClosing() {
  alert('About to refresh');
  window.location.href = window.location.href;
}

var w = window.open("hello.html","_blank","toolbar=yes, location=yes, directories=no, status=no, menubar=yes, scrollbars=yes, resizable=no, copyhistory=yes, width=400, height=400");
w.onunload = function () {
  window.parent.popupClosing()
};