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Weird issue when launching VF via onClick javascript for standard layout link

I'm running into a weird issue here. When I pop a new window using a button's onclick javascript option, like window.open("myVFpage","page"); , the page cannot reference the parent window. Is this because the parent is on a separate domain (because VF doesn't run on the same domain as the standard SF layout)? What I'm trying to do, is pop a new window which is a VF page, do some stuff, and on close of the popup, refresh the window that launched the popup.


When I try this


<apex:page standardController="Case" extensions="CaseAddContactCon" showHeader="false" sidebar="false" tabStyle="Case" id="page">
<script type="text/javascript">
function closeandreload(){	
		if (window.opener && !window.opener.closed) {
<apex:pageBlock id="pageBlock">
<apex:form id="form">
	<apex:inputField id="txtSuppliedName" value="{!case.SuppliedName}" />
	<apex:inputField id="txtSuppliedEmail" value="{!case.SuppliedEmail}" />
	<apex:commandButton id="btnCreate" action="{!AddContactInfo}" status="status" oncomplete="closeandreload()" value="Create Contact"/>
<apex:actionstatus id="status" onstart="Working..." onstop="" />


The part that is supposed to reload the window.opener window fails in every browser.



Does Parent window contains Salesforce standard page or any VFPage.


If its a standard page then you will not be able to refresh it. If its VisualForce page then you should be able to refresh the parent window page


is there a way I could work around this limitation other than overriding the standard detail view?  The only reason I even need to use VF is because you can't view the SuppliedEmail and SuppliedName fields on Case unless theya re already populated.


Use "window.parent.location.replace('/{!$CurrentPage.parameters.id}');" to refresh a standard page and use "window.parent.location.reload(true);" to refresh a visualforce page.