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HTML | DOM Dialog showModal() Method

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  • Last Updated : 31 May, 2019

The DOM Dialog showModal() method is used to show the dialog. The Dialog element is accessed by getElementById(). It is used in HTML5.
While using this method, the user can’t interact with other elements on the page. To make user interact with other elements, use show() Method.



Example: This example shows the working of Dialog showModal() Method:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<h3> HTML | DOM Dialog showModal() Method</h3>
<p>Click on the below buttons to show the dialog window.</p>
<button onclick="showDialog()">Show dialog box</button>
<dialog id="showDialog" style= "color:green">
            Welcome to GeeksforGeeks</dialog>
var gfg = document.getElementById("showDialog"); 
function showDialog() { 

Before Clicking on Button:

After Clicking on Button:

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 37.0
  • Opera 24.0
  • Safari 6.0
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