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Execute server side code on close of a browser

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26 Jun 2010CPOL
This article provides a solution to the age-long question of "How do I execute some server side code when my browser is closed?". The answer to this question is AJAX.
To start with create a new page and add an instance of the ScriptManager to it. Now configure the ScriptManager to enable calling of page methods marked with WebMethod attribute.

<asp:scriptmanager id="Scriptmanager1" runat="server" enablepagemethods="true" xmlns:asp="#unknown"></asp:scriptmanager>

The next step is to create a web method on the server. The method needs to be marked with the WebMethod attributte.

public static void BrowserCloseMethod()
    // Write Custom Code

Finally call the server method on closing the client browser window. Add a javascript method and call this method when the unload event for body of the browser is called.

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">
function Browser_Close() 

<body onunload="Browser_Close()"></body>


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PraiseIt worked well Pin
poonam39316-Mar-17 7:17
Memberpoonam39316-Mar-17 7:17 
QuestionHow to implement this when I am using master page Pin
srmohanr27-May-14 1:52
Membersrmohanr27-May-14 1:52 
GeneralMay be Dangerous Pin
TheyCallMeMrJames25-Jun-10 7:41
MemberTheyCallMeMrJames25-Jun-10 7:41 
GeneralRe: May be Dangerous Pin
Anuj Khadloya27-Jun-10 19:36
MemberAnuj Khadloya27-Jun-10 19:36 
A user need not to be logged out of the application using this trick. The article shows the way to execute a server side code on the close of a browser or any other javascript event. It is possible to log out the user from the application, but need not necessarily be done. One possible use I can think on the fly could be to calculate the amount of time the user spent on a page.

GeneralThis will only work in IE Pin
sob25-Jun-10 3:46
Membersob25-Jun-10 3:46 

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