we are trying to execute some script after the master page loads.

 <script language="javascript">  
        function FunctionName()   

We are not getting the alert. Any thing missing here? Tried to debug in IE, the debugger does not get hit. Why is this?

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    Are you sure the script is actually there in the emitted html?
    – MdMazzotti
    Mar 24, 2014 at 9:19

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You need init.js loaded before _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames can work, make sure its loaded before running your script. _spBodyOnLoadFunctionNames is an array, that are execute in the ProcessOnLoadFunctionNames function. The ProcessOnLoadFunctionNames is executed in the ProcessDefaultOnLoad function. The ProcessDefaultOnLoad is execute with: ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(ProcessDefaultOnLoad, "core.js");

You could also use ExecuteOrDelayUntilBodyLoaded(FunctionName()); or ExecuteOrDelayUntilScriptLoaded(FunctionName, "core.js");


Instead of at the top in the head, put it in a script tag at the bottom of the page.

  • should'nt javascript script tags always be in the head?, just asking. Im new to this. Where exactly in the bottom? (right at end of amsterpage?) or before /body?
    – variable
    Mar 24, 2014 at 6:56

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