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Opening a Dialog

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Opening a static Dialog

The layout of the Dialog is fully described by the referenced HTML template: either the default "#dialog_generic" of a specific one.

You can fully customize the rendering with CSS; the default styles are provided by static/frontend_forms/css/frontend_forms.css

dialog1 = new Dialog({
    dialog_selector: '#dialog_generic',
    html: '<h1>Static content goes here ...</h1>',
    width: '600px',
    min_height: '200px',
    title: '<i class="fa fa-calculator"></i> Select an object ...',
    footer_text: 'testing dialog ...',
    enable_trace: true

A simple static Dialog

Opening a dynamic Dialog

In most cases, you will rather produce the dialog content dynamically.

To obtain that, just add an "url" option to the Djalog constructor, and it will be automatically used to obtain the Dialog content from the server via an Ajax call.

dialog1 = new Dialog({
    url: "/samples/simple-content",

Sometimes it is convenient to reuse the very same single view to render either a modal dialog, or a standalone HTML page.

This can be easily accomplished providing:

  • an "inner" template which renders the content
  • an "outer" container template which renders the full page, then includes the "inner" template
  • in the view, detect the call context and render one or another
def simple_content2(request):

    # Either render only the modal content, or a full standalone page
    if request.is_ajax():
        template_name = 'frontend/includes/simple_content2_inner.html'
        template_name = 'frontend/includes/simple_content2.html'

    return render(request, template_name, {

here, the "inner" template provides the content:

<div class="row">
    <div class="col-sm-4">
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    <div class="col-sm-4">
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    <div class="col-sm-4">
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while the "outer" one renders the full page:

{% extends "base.html" %}
{% load static staticfiles i18n %}

{% block content %}
{% include 'frontend/includes/simple_content2_inner.html' %}
{% endblock content %}