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Initializing Popup on a Page

There are several ways of creating Popup on a page:

Attaching Popup to Form

To attach Popup to dhtmlxForm, pass the following parameters to the dhtmlxPopup's object constructor:

var myForm = new dhtmlXForm("myForm", [
    {type: "input",   name: "name",  value: "Ogiwara Masaaki", label: "Full Name"},
    {type: "password", name: "pwd",  value: "12345",  label: "Password"},
    {type: "button",   name: "proceed", value: "Proceed"}
var myPop = new dhtmlXPopup({ 
    form: myForm, 
    id: ["name","pwd"] // attaches the same popup to "Full Name" and "Password" inputs

Related sample:  Attach to form

Attaching Popup to Toolbar

To attach Popup to dhtmlxToolbar, pass the following parameters to the dhtmlxPopup's object constructor:

var myToolbar = new dhtmlXToolbarObject("toolbarObj");
myToolbar.addButton("button_open", 2, "Open", "open.gif", "open_dis.gif");
myToolbar.addButton("button_save", 3, "Save", "save.gif", "save_dis.gif");
var myPop = new dhtmlXPopup({ 
        toolbar: myToolbar,
        id: "button_open" //attaches popup to the "Open" button
myPop.attachHTML("any custom text here");

Related sample:  Attach to toolbar

Attaching Popup to Ribbon

To attach Popup to dhtmlxRibbon, pass the following parameters to the dhtmlxPopup's object constructor:

    var myRibbon;
    var myPop;
        function doOnLoad() {
            myRibbon = new dhtmlXRibbon({
                parent: "myRibbon",
                icons_path: "../../../dhtmlxRibbon/samples/common/",
                json: "../../../dhtmlxRibbon/samples/common/data_attached.json",
                onload: function(){
                  myRibbon.setItemText("print_page_setup", "Popup here!");
                  myPop = new dhtmlXPopup({ ribbon: myRibbon, id: "print_page_setup"});
                  myPop.attachList("name,price", [
                        {id: 1, name: "Audi A5 Coupe", price: "&euro; 31,550"},
                        {id: 2, name: "Audi A5 Sportback", price: "&euro; 30,990"},
                        {id: 3, name: "Audi A6", price: "&euro; 30,990"},
                        {id: 4, name: "Audi A6 Avant", price: "&euro; 37,450"},
                        {id: 5, name: "Audi A6 Quattro", price: "&euro; 55,360"},
                        {id: 6, name: "Audi TT Coupe", price: "&euro; 29,830"},
                        {id: 7, name: "Audi TT RS Coupe", price: "&euro; 59,800"}

Related sample:  Attach to ribbon

Attaching Popup to Slider

To attach Popup to dhtmlxSlider, pass the following parameters to the dhtmlxPopup's object constructor:

    var mySlider;
    var myPop;
        function doOnLoad() {
            // init slider
            mySlider = new dhtmlXSlider({
                parent: "sliderObj",
                size: 150,
                value: 5,
                step: 1,
                min: 0,
                max: 10
            // attach popup to slider
            myPop = new dhtmlXPopup({ slider: mySlider });
            // change popup value when slider moved
            mySlider.attachEvent("onChange", function(value){
            // set initial value for popup
        function updatePopupValue(value) {
            myPop.attachHTML("Current value: "+value.toString());

Related sample:  Attach to slider

Using Popup standalone

Popup can be used standalone (attached to a custom object).

This way implies that dhtmlxPopup will be instantiated, but the show/hide commands must be called manually.

To create a standalone Popup you don't need to pass any parameters to the dhtmlxPopup's object constructor:

<input type="text" onclick="showPopup(this);" onblur="hidePopup();" value="click">
    var myPop = new dhtmlXPopup();
    myPop.attachHTML("You can enter some text here");
    function showPopup(inp) {,20,400,300); //params are: x, y, width, height
    function hidePopup() {

Get the details on how to show/hide dhtmlxPopup in the related chapter - Managing visibility.


To remove a dhtmlxPopup instance and clear the memory, use the unload method:

myPop = null;

Once you've reloaded the page, the dhtmlxPopup's instances are destroyed automatically.

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