[Project_owners] Two questions

Jaap Haitsma jaap at haitsma.org
Mon Aug 2 09:36:23 EDT 2004

Tracy Norris wrote:
> Can anyone out there answer a couple of questions.
> 1. I've noticed that "global" variables in javascript are only global to 
> the xul file they are imported into (appearantly). Is there a way to 
> pass information back to a parent xul when displaying a child dalog? For 
> instance if I have this code:
> function setPassword() {
> window.openDialog("chrome://autofill/content/autofill_set_password.xul","autofill_set_password","chrome");
> }
> which is called when a button is clicked in the preferences dialog. How 
> do I pass the value entered in a textbox in the autofill_set_password 
> dialog back to the preferences dialog  and store it in a global variable 
> there? I've noticed some references on xulplanet which tell me how to 
> set a xul element in the parent dialog, but not a java script variable.

Take a look at 

warnPostData is a dialog that is launched from the main app and the data 
that's filled in there is saved in the main app

> 2. Does anyone know how to have a dialog open centered within the window 
> (or dialog) that opened it? For instance, in the example above , the 
> resulting dialog opens in the upper left hand corner of the screen.. I'd 
> like it to open in the center of the prefences dialog.

If it's possible there should be a keyword you can add to window open 
dialog. For example if you add centerscreen to the option chrome it 
opens in the center op the screen.

Hope this helps


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