XML Server Getting Started
Programming Windows and Dialog Boxes
A dialog box is a special window that you create using the
and showModelessDialog methods on the
object. Dialog boxes are useful for obtaining input from the user in a way that does not obscure the information in
the current window. They are also useful for displaying important information that the user should act upon or acknowledge
method is similar to the
method in that it takes the URL of an HTML document and displays the
document in a new window. One of the main differences, however, is that the dialog box is modal, meaning it does not
release the input focus until it is closed. This means the user cannot switch back to the window that created the dialog box
until the dialog box is closed. However, this does not prevent the user from switching to other windows or applications.
Dialog boxes accept arguments via
. They can return value to the calling script by assigning it to
To illustrate the use of dialog boxes we modify the script section contained in /Examples/Tutorial/step5.jsp.
Precisely, we make both buttons bnt_ok and bnt_cancel close the (dialog box) window and we assign boolean value
property of our dialog box. The resulting XMLSPage is located in /Examples/Tutorial/step6.jsp:
Now, to invoke this dialog box we provide HTML page located in
2000 2002 Computer Technology Inc. All rights reserved.