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One window sometimes just isn't enough. For instance, you might want to create a window as a secondary navigation aid. Pop-up windows are straightforward to make with the Window.open method.

This method takes four optional parameters:

Location specifies the URL of the document to show within the new window. If it's left blank, the "about:blank" document (a blank document) is displayed.

Name specifies the name of the new window.

Options is a single string containing a series of comma-delimited parameters that specify how the new window will look.

Replace history item, if set to true, won't add a new history item to the browser's history list as a result of the window opening.

The following example shows how you can both open and close a navigation window from an HTML page.

<!---Head--->
<SCRIPT language="vbscript"> 

'Dim a local variable to hold a reference to the new window.
Private oNavWin

Function OpenNavWindow()
'Call the open method and assign the resultant window reference to your local variable.
Set oNavWin = Window.open("nav.html","navwindow", _
"height=150,width=250, _
status=yes,toolbar=no, _
menubar=no,location=no")
'Pass a reference to this window to the new window.
Set oNavWin.opener = self
End Function

Function CloseNavWindow()
'Handle an error, just in case the
'window has already been closed!
on error resume next
'Close the window.
oNavWin.Close()
'Release the object reference.
Set oNavWin = Nothing
End Function

</SCRIPT>

<!---Body--->


 <CENTER>
<H2>Main window</H2>
<P>
<input type="button" name="cmdClose" onClick="CloseNavWindow" value="Close navigation window">
<P>
<input type="button" name="cmdOpen" onClick="OpenNavWindow" value="Open navigation window">
</CENTER>


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