Opening RadWindow via Client-side javascript can be slow

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  1. Debbie
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    Posted 18 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    My parent page has a gridView -- which can easily have 1000+ rows.   This page loads relatively quickly (4 seconds or less).

    I also have a button on the page, that opens the RadWindow via client-side javascript -- on the buttons onclientClick event I'm calling OpenRadWindow()



        var radWindow = GetRadWindowManager().GetWindowByName( 'rwAddItem');



    I have the RadWindow control set to ReloadOnShow = false and , so it isn't attempting to reload the page again when I show it. I've also set ShowContentDuringLoad to true on the RadWindow control.   Both have provided no improvement.

    When the parent's gridView has a small amount of data it shows just fine. But in cases where I have many more rows in the grid, and I click the button to show the radwindow, it is VERY VERY SLOW. But since i'm doing this all client-side, no server side postbacks, shouldn't this all be relatively quick. 

    The contents of the window, when loaded in a standard browser window load just fine, so I just don't understand why it would load so slowly based on teh content of the parent page.


  2. Shaun Peet
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    Posted 20 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    I think Telerik will probably need a sample project to find the answer for you and they'll probably ask for one in a support ticket, so you may want to get one ready ;)

    My only suggestion would be to try using just a RadWindow control instead of a RadWindowManager (unless there's a reason you need the manager).  If you do need the manager, you could still access the RadWindow directly:

    var objRadWindow = $find("<%= rwAddItem.ClientID %>");;

    You could also try adding a RadScriptManager and a RadStyleSheetManager to the page if you haven't already.

    Hope that helps,

  3. Georgi Tunev
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    Posted 21 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    Shaun, you know us so well :)

    Debbie, can you please let me know if this happen in debug mode or in production? Generally speaking when compilation debug is set to true, the framework outputs a lot of client debug code that could cause problems similar to the one that you experience. Try setting debug to false and see how your application behaves.

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  4. Shaun Peet
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    Posted 23 Jul 2008 Link to this post

    Hi Debbie,

    I just wanted to add the following as a great resource, just in case you haven't read it already:

    There's alot of great tips in there that would be a great starting point.

  5. Sypher
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    Posted 18 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    I know it has been a couple of months, but...$0$0$0$0Debbie, I'm seeing the same thing.  I've got all of the suggested optimization stuff in place.  I have a RadWindowManager on a master page, and I'm opening a window from it.  The window takes ten extra seconds to load the first time.  If I open the source page for the RadWindow in the browser window directly the first time, it doesn't have the extra wait.$0$0$0$0$0My application is huge and complicated, so making a sample to send in would be a challenge.  I am using custom skins (everything is skinned using ASP.NET themes (App_Themes directory), and a lot of RadControls on the window.  I have multiple windows with the same problem, but this one in particular has a RadEditor, four RadGrids, a RadChart, five RadColorPickers, and a RadComboBox.  Many of the controls are in modular UserControls on the page and are skinned ( file in the App_Themes directory).$0$0$0$0$0The slowdown seems to point to the RadWindowManager since the page loads much faster when I don't use it and just open the page in the browser.  I have a RadStyleSheetManager and a RadScriptManager in both the root page's master page and the popup page's master page.  I didn't add any specific stylesheets or scripts to either of them, though.  And my RadWindowManager does use embedded skins (Vista) with no animation.$0$0$0$0$0If you find anything to speed yours up, Debbie, let us know.  I'll do the same. :-)$0$0$0
  6. Tervel
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    Posted 19 Sep 2008 Link to this post

    Hi sypher,

    Since you state that your application is complex and setting a test project would be problematic, I have 2 suggestions for you:

    1. Set ShowContentDuringLoad = true for the RadWindowManager.
    For large pages such as yours this property can make a visible difference.

    2. In case this does not make a notable difference, please make the same test with a regular IFRAME - and see whether it behaves the same.
    E.g. instead of RadWindowManager, add an IFRAME to your page.
    Add a button which, when clicked, will load the slow-loading page into the iframe using simple javascript, e.g.

    <button onclick="document.getElementById('testIframe').src='SlowLoadingPage.aspx';return false;">Click me</button>

    Of course, the best option would be (as already mentioned) if someone could send us a sample project that demonstrates the difference in loading time in RadWindow and out of RadWindow - so that we can test properly on our end.

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