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[Solved] New Window Target opens 2 tabs in IE

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August 14, 2019, 03:03 PM
folkie
[Solved] New Window Target opens 2 tabs in IE
I designed an HTML page in App Studio which has a button on it. The request when clicking the button takes the user to a URL (unrelated to WebFocus). The Target Type for this button is Window. The Target Name is New window. The Target/Template Name is _blank. The problem is that clicking the button opens 2 tabs in IE. My default browser is IE 11.

I have the same settings for many, many buttons in many other web pages, and they all work fine - only 1 IE tab opens. The only difference is that the request for this button is a URL. The requests for all of the other buttons are WebFocus HTML pages.

However, a co-worker had a similar problem last year, but in that case the request for the button was an HTML page, not a URL. That button opened up 2 IE tabs.

If I change the target from New window to Same window, this button works the way it should. But I want this button to open one new tab, not replace the existing tab, nor to open two tabs.

Note: This button works fine in Chrome. It's in IE that it opens 2 tabs.

Do you know how I can fix this problem in IE? Am I missing a setting?

Thanks,

~Mark

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August 14, 2019, 03:15 PM
MartinY
Sharing your code and trying to reproduce the problem using a legacy file (and also share this code) may help us helping you.


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August 14, 2019, 03:37 PM
folkie
Martin,

I'm not sure what you mean by legacy file, and sharing the code (the HTML code?).

However, your message gave me an idea. I'll just recreate the web page. There aren't too many objects on it - 2 buttons, a picture, a line, some labels. I believe I created this page by copying/modifying an existing page, as opposed to starting from scratch. And I didn't realize this problem existed in the original page until I modified it recently.

I started recreating the page - just has 2 buttons and they both work fine, so far. Specifically, the button going to the URL correctly opens just one tab in IE.

I'll work on getting it to look just like the original page - trying the buttons along the way to see if I find something that "breaks" it.

I'll get back here when I finish.

Thanks,

~Mark


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August 14, 2019, 03:47 PM
Hallway
I have found the HTML Canvas to be very glitchy at best. Like if I put in a button and then later delete it, it acts as if it is still lurking there, somewhere in the code, and messes things up when running. Sometimes it is corrected if I save the file, completely exit out of AppStudio, and then reopen AS and the the file. However, most of the time you need to do exactly what you said that you are doing and start from scratch.

Personally I have found that I am better off coding an html page in Visual Studio Code than using the HTML Canvas. If your familiar with coding in HTML, CSS and JS, this might be a better option for you.


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August 14, 2019, 03:52 PM
MartinY
quote:
I'm not sure what you mean by legacy file

The IBI sample files such as CAR, GGSALES, wf_retail, … that way we can us the same code as you do to show us the problem : we can reproduce on our side.

quote:
and sharing the code (the HTML code?).

When you reproduce the error, sometime it become a very simple html and/or fex that can be shared and used be us (while you have used IBI sample files)

Glad to see that you may have solved your issue by yourself.


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August 14, 2019, 04:12 PM
folkie
I finished recreating the new HTML page. I started from scratch and now it looks exactly like the original. But this time, the button going to the URL works correctly in IE - it opens just one browser tab. And it still works fine in Chrome.

I double checked the Tasks windows in the 2 web pages, and they look identical. We'll blame it on being glitchy.

Thanks,

~Mark


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