I have the following problems with showing javascript pop up page

  • I have added a content editor web part inside my team site, then I insert an embedded code snippet with the following code:- <a href="javascript:OpenPopUpPage('/sites/Intranet/SitePages/AboutIntranet.aspx');">About this</a> My idea was to open a popup window showing the associated site page. But this did not work, and an empty dialog box was show. While if I write the following snippet to refer to bing.com it will work well :- <a href="javascript:OpenPopUpPage('www.bing.com');">About this</a>

So any idea about this ?

  • Second problem, When the popup windows was shown for bing.com users will not be able to expand the java script pop up window , they can only use the tool bar to view the window details. So any idea how to make the java script pop up expandable?

  • Third problem. Is there a way to add a pop-up to a quick lunch links? Because if I write <a href= …..> Inside the web URL for a quick lunch link, I will get an error mentioning that the URL must start with http? Thanks a lot for any help.


3 Answers 3



The OpenPopUpPage() method takes multiple arguments and from what I have found scrubbing the internet, you must include the callback method when using it so that you do not get a blank dialog (even if it means just passing null). Try the following:

OpenPopUpPage('/sites/Intranet/SitePages/AboutIntranet.aspx', RefreshPage);

Reference MSDN Page


I think this would get you what you want:

function OpenDialog(strPageURL) 
    var dialogOptions = SP.UI.$create_DialogOptions();
    dialogOptions.url = strPageURL;
    dialogOptions.title = 'Welcome to SharePoint';
    dialogOptions.allowMaximize= true;
    dialogOptions.width = 750;
    dialogOptions.height = 500;
    /* CloseCallback will get called when the Dialog is closed */
    dialogOptions.dialogReturnValueCallback = Function.createDelegate(null, CloseCallback);  
    SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog(dialogOptions); // Open the Dialog
    return false;

Source: http://sharethepunto.blogspot.de/2014/06/how-to-create-pop-up-dialog.html

I haven't had the problem where you get an empty Dialog box with OpenPopUpPage();


Take the reference of this site.


  • the link does not answer my questions, can you advice please ?
    – John John
    Aug 29, 2013 at 13:36
  • Could you try once with full absolute url of your site.
    – Pushpendra
    Aug 29, 2013 at 17:45

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