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This article describes how to notify users about session expiration and allow them to renew the session.

Controls that need to be added:
1. A Panel with an OK button.

2. A label with session expiration notification message.

3. An AJAX ModalPopupExtender.

4. A dummy button and set ModalPopupExtender’s TargetControlId as this button.


This is how it looks:


<cc1:ModalPopupExtender ID="modext_promptmessage" runat="server" BehaviorID="popup_promptmessage"

    PopupControlID="pnl_popup" TargetControlID="btn_dummy">


<asp:Panel ID="pnl_popup" runat="server" Style="display: none">

    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0">

        <tr valign="top">


                Prompt Message





                        <label>Your session is going to expire in 2 minutes. Please click OK to renew it."></label>

<asp:Button ID="btn_ok" runat="server" OnClientClick="ResetSession()" Text="OK" />






My code behind class looks like this:


   Protected Sub Page_Load(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Me.Load


      ' checks whether session expired

      If Current.Session.Keys.Count = 0 Then

                        Response.Redirect("sessionexpired.aspx", True)

            Exit Sub

      End If


' Javascript function PromptSessionExpiration() will be called 2 minutes before session expiration (120000 milliseconds)

      Dim strExpireSessionScript As String = String.Format("setTimeout('PromptSessionExpiration()', {0}); ", (Me.Session.Timeout * 60000) - 120000)

      Me.Page.ClientScript.RegisterClientScriptBlock(Me.GetType(), "expirescript", strExpireSessionScript, True)


   End Sub


   ''' This click event will renew the session, need not add any code inside it

   Protected Sub btn_ok_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btn_ok.Click 

   End Sub



My javascript:


<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript">


    function PromptSessionExpiration() {

              // the function below will be triggered at the 125th second

        setTimeout('CheckSessionStatus()', 125000);

        // show popup




    // handles closing popup

    function ResetSession() {




    // this function will be called if user doesn’t respond to the prompt message

    // which will redirect to sessionexpired page

    function CheckSessionStatus() {

            window.location = “sessionexpired.aspx”;






Wednesday, September 30, 2009 7:55:52 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] -
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