How to confirm Ext window close

It may sometimes be needed to ask the user if he really wants to close an Ext window. Naturally, we would use Message Box for this purpose, and we would listen to beforeclose returning false if the user does not want to close, answers “No.”

And now comes the problem: Message Box is, unlike browser alert dialog, asynchronous. The execution of code does not stop when it is displayed but it immediately continues. We do not have time to evaluate the user response before returning false from the beforeclose event to cancel the close.

Fortunately, solution is easy:

// vim: sw=4:ts=4:nu:nospell:fdc=4
/*global Ext:true */
/*jslint browser: true, devel:true, sloppy: true, white: true, plusplus: true */

 This file is part of Single File ExtJS 5 Application Example

 Copyright (c) 2014, Jozef Sakalos, Saki

 Package:  Confirm Window Close
 Author:   Jozef Sakalos, Saki
 Date:     24. June 2014

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 * # How to confirm window close

// is not contained in ext.js
// so we need to load it synchronously

// Instantiate application
    ] // eo requires

    // application entry point
    ,launch:function() {
        Ext.create('Ext.window.Window', {
                beforeclose:function(win) {
                    // user has already answered yes
                    if(win.closeMe) {
                        win.closeMe = false;
                        return true;

                    // ask user if really close
                         title:'Close confirmation'
                        ,msg:'Really close?'
                        ,callback:function(btn) {
                            if('yes' === btn) {

                                // save the user answer
                                win.closeMe = true;

                                // call close once again

                    // Always cancel closing if we get here
                    return false;
    } // eo function launch

// eof
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3 Responses

    1. When you call destroy, the object with window, all descendant components will be destroyed too and window is removed from the DOM. However you have option select what do you want to do with window – I use mostly hide action instead of destroy. Check ExtJS doc:!/api/Ext.panel.Panel-cfg-closeAction
      In Saki’s example the window will be destroyed because defautl close action is ‘destroy’

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