Window.showModalDialog()

Deprecated

This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

Warning

This feature has been removed. Please fix your Web sites and applications.

This method was removed in Chrome 43 and Firefox 56.

The Window.showModalDialog() created and displayed a modal dialog box containing a specified HTML document.

Syntax

returnVal = window.showModalDialog(uri[, arguments][, options]);
  • returnVal holds the returnValue property as set by the document specified by uri.
  • uri is the URL of the document to display in the dialog.
  • arguments is an optional variant containing values passed to the dialog; these are made available in the window object's window.dialogArguments property.
  • options is an optional string specifying window ornamentation for the dialog, using one or more semicolon delimited values:
Syntax Description
center: {on | off | yes | no | 1 | 0 } If on, yes, or 1, the dialog window is centered on the desktop; otherwise it's hidden. Default is yes.
dialogheight: height The height of the dialog box in pixels.
dialogleft: left Distance of the dialog box from the left edge of the desktop.
dialogwidth: width The width of the dialog box in pixels.
dialogtop: top Distance of the dialog box from the top edge of the desktop.
resizable: {on | off | yes | no | 1 | 0 } If this argument's value is on, yes, or 1, the dialog window can be resized by the user; otherwise its size is fixed. The default value is no.
scroll: {on | off | yes | no | 1 | 0 } If on, yes, or 1, the dialog window has scroll bars; otherwise its size is fixed. Default is no.

Note

Firefox does not implement the dialogHide, edge, status, or unadorned arguments.

Examples

Try out showModalDialog().

Notes

showModalDialog() was briefly standardized as part of HTML5. The third argument for additional options was not present in the HTML5 version.

Specifications

Browser compatibility

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See also