I have a list called Contact, where I have three fields , 1. Name 2. Mobile 3. Email.

Now I created a Content Editor, Where I will display all the names of the employees. Now how can I create a pop up box (Like the one we will get from this site) to show the Mobile and Email of the selected users.

Thank you for all the help!!

  • Are you using a Content Query Webpart instead of a Content Placeholder? Nov 3, 2011 at 6:00
  • @DanielButler I apologize it is Content Editor!!
    – Jithu
    Nov 3, 2011 at 6:59
  • How are you retreiving the list items so far, is it by the client side object model? Nov 3, 2011 at 7:11
  • Currently I created a gridview to get all the list items and show as a visual webpart.. Now here I am asking I will manually add the Employee name (only 5 members) in a Content Editor and on click of each employee can I show his Other details from the list (such as Mobile and Email) in a dialogue / pop up box ?
    – Jithu
    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:18

2 Answers 2


You probably should use the SharePoint Modal Dialog Framework to display it.

The easiest way would be:

  • Create a view with the fields you would like
  • View an contact from the list, right click and select Properties on the page to obtain the URL
  • Copy the Content ID and fix the URL relative to your page into the following function
  • Modify the page where you are displaying the list of ids with a URL of openContactDialog()

    function openContactDialog(listItemId) {
        var options = {
            url: "../../Lists/Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ContentTypeId=<INSERT ID FOR VIEW HERE>&IsDlg=1&ID=" + listItemId,
            width: 800,
            height: 600,
            title: "Contact Information",

To call the function from the GridView, use the following as an example:

<asp:GridView ID="gv" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="false">
            <asp:TemplateField HeaderText="Employee">
                    <a href="javascript:openContactDialog('<%# Eval("Id") %>');"><%# Eval("Name") %></a>
  • Thank you for this detailed info, let me try with this. Since I am a very new programmer everything looking so difficult !!
    – Jithu
    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:20

Do you mean popup box = tooltip window? :) There are actually plenty of jquery tooltip plugins, you can use any of them.

  • That was a great link Omlin, However how can I add this to my Content editor webpart? Its like a dialogue box !!
    – Jithu
    Nov 3, 2011 at 7:00
  • You can edit HTML code in Content Editor WebPart. Search for HTML button on ribbon. Nov 3, 2011 at 7:19

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