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Class: BrowserWindowProxy

Manipulate the child browser window

Process: Renderer

The BrowserWindowProxy object is returned from window.open and provides limited functionality with the child window.

Instance Methods

The BrowserWindowProxy object has the following instance methods:

win.blur()

Removes focus from the child window.

win.close()

Forcefully closes the child window without calling its unload event.

win.eval(code)

  • code String

Evaluates the code in the child window.

win.focus()

Focuses the child window (brings the window to front).

win.print()

Invokes the print dialog on the child window.

win.postMessage(message, targetOrigin)

  • message String
  • targetOrigin String

Sends a message to the child window with the specified origin or * for no origin preference.

In addition to these methods, the child window implements window.opener object with no properties and a single method.

Instance Properties

The BrowserWindowProxy object has the following instance properties:

win.closed

A Boolean that is set to true after the child window gets closed.