Example of JQuery UI Dialog With Dynamically Loading an URL with an IFRAME

The jQuery UI dialog is easy to get started with but has a few areas that causes new users some trouble. One of the most commonly asked questions on the jquery-ui list is “how to load iframe (other webpage) in dialog?” In this article I’ll explain how to load Dynamically URL with an IFRAME in Query UI Dialog.



First, we create link to page which we want to open into dialog.

<a id="pop" href="http://www.ashishblog.com" title="Ashish Blog" >AshishBlog</a>

Now, we create dialog on link’s click event and get link href and title to diaplay in dialog.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>jQuery UI Dialog Demo - Ashish's Blog</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.ui/1.8.6/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
    <link type="text/css" rel="Stylesheet" href="http://ajax.microsoft.com/ajax/jquery.ui/1.8.6/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css">
    <script type="text/javascript">
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $('a#pop').live('click', function (e) {
                var page = $(this).attr("href")
                var pagetitle = $(this).attr("title")
                var $dialog = $('<div></div>')
                .html('<iframe style="border: 0px; " src="' + page + '" width="100%" height="100%"></iframe>')
                    autoOpen: false,
                    modal: true,
                    height: 625,
                    width: 500,
                    title: pagetitle
     <a id="pop" href="http://www.ashishblog.com" title="Ashish Blog">AshishBlog</a>