There is a difference between the hide() and close
The easier approach is to use the RadWindowManager's client-side API
- its getWindowByName() method only needs the server ID which you can know because you know which one you opened.
In all cases you need the proper reference to the control instance and not a jQuery object. You can use jQuery to get its ClientID and pass it to $find().
All this means that your function seems fine, just replacing hide() with close
() should get the desired behavior.
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