Display a Counter before Redirecting Users

A lot of sites display a counter before redirecting a user. Let us see how to create this counter using JavaScript. The solution has been tested in IE7 and Firefox.

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">

<head runat="server">

    <title>Redirect Users</title>

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

        window.onload = function() 





        var cnt = 10;

        function Redirect()


            if (cnt > 0){

                document.getElementById("cntDisp").innerHTML = 

                cnt + " seconds left..";                

                cnt = cnt - 1;

                setTimeout("Redirect()", 1000);


            else {

                document.getElementById("cntDisp").innerHTML =


                window.open("http://www.dotnetcurry.com/", "_self");






        <div id="cntDisp"/>    



The code displays a counter for 10 seconds and then redirects the user to the desired url. The same code cab be used on an ASP.NET Page.

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About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

Suprotim is also the founder and primary contributor to DevCurry, DotNetCurry and SQLServerCurry. He is the Editor of a Developer Magazine called DNC Magazine. He has also written two EBooks 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls. and The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook

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mobile99 said...

Nice one !

Anonymous said...

Finally something understandable about redirects with timer. :) Thanks, Suprotim Agarwal!