I am using UrlField for link button,I want to open URL in new window.

<SharePointWebControls:UrlField ID="UrlField2" FieldName="Link Button" runat="server"/>

I have tried target="_blank" but it does not work.

So, is there a way to open the UrlField in a new tab ?

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Open in new tab is only supported in Publishing URL field. You are using the basic URL field. You need to use PublishingWebControls:RichLinkField. This will give you the "open in new window" option.



Since the control has a CssClass Property, you could manipulate the target attribute using JQuery. For example (not tested):

<SharePointWebControls:UrlField ID="UrlField2" FieldName="Link Button" runat="server" CssClass="item-link" />

And on the JQuery side:

$(function() {
    $(".item-link").attr('target', '_blank');

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