Target = _blank not working

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  1. David Penny
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    Posted 16 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Why does the following not open the webpage in a new window, as expected?

    <telerik:RadButton ID="RadButton15" runat="server" 
        PostBackUrl="~/CostDashboard.aspx" Skin="Default" Target="_blank" 
        Text="Costing" Visible="True" Width="200px" ButtonType="LinkButton">

    David Penny
  2. Shinu
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    Posted 19 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hello David,

    I could run your code and was able to get the webpage loaded in a new window. I did try it on FF, Chrome & IE versions, and this was working as expected. Can you get me the exact scenario, so that I could find out more? Which browser are you using?

  3. David Penny
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    Jun 2006

    Posted 19 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hi Shinu,

    I'm running it from Visual Studio, and the browser is IE8. Strange, because I expected it to work as well.

    I'll go back and take another look. Might be something else is off somewhere.

  4. Slav
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    Posted 20 Mar 2012 Link to this post

    Hi David,

    Note that setting the PostBackUrl property of RadButton will result in a post to the specified page. If you want to use the button control as a link in order to open a page in a new window/tab, you should set the NavigateUrl property with the path to the page that should be displayed, as shown below:
    <telerik:RadButton ID="RadButton15" runat="server" NavigateUrl="~/CostDashboard.aspx"
        Skin="Default" Target="_blank" Text="Costing" Visible="True" Width="200px" ButtonType="LinkButton">

    I hope this helps. Please let us know if you run into more difficulties.

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    the Telerik team
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