JavaScript workaround fixes Lotus Notes 8.x PostOpen event issue

One common issue in Lotus Notes 8.x is that the PostOpen event does not work properly. When a Dialog box is launched in the PostOpen event, it opens first and the Notes document remains closed until the user closes the Dialog box.
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The view from which the user opens the document displays in the background of the Dialog box, instead of appearing in the actual document. This was not a problem in Lotus Notes 6.5x or earlier and IBM offers no workaround for this.

One solution is to use a JavaScript timer to create a "post" PostOpen event that launches within one second from QueryOpen.

The JavaScript timer allows the PostOpen event to run before opening the Dialog box -- enabling a true PostOpen event.

JavaScript timer to fix PostOpen event issue
(Click on code for enlarged view and script download.)

In this example, you should also create a hidden button called pushButton and place the Dialog box launch code in it.

Note: JavaScript is case sensitive.

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This was first published in May 2009

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