Modal Dialog works in content editor but not an .aspx page or .html page

<script type="text/javascript">

var options = {
 url: "linktoform.aspx",
    title: "Form Title Goes HERE",
    allowMaximize: true,
    showClose: true,
    width: 650,
    height: 600,
    dialogReturnValueCallback: silentCallback};
function open() {SP.UI.ModalDialog.showModalDialog(options);}
function silentCallback(dialogResult, returnValue) {
function refreshCallback(dialogResult, returnValue) {
  SP.UI.Notify.addNotification('Operation Successful!');

<a href="javascript:open()"><img src="" alt=""/></a>

When I add this code to a content editor wp it works fine, modal opens up and functions perfect. but when I try to add to an apsx page or html page it does not work. I have my script in the <head> and my button in the <body> so I am not sure what  may be missing?

Has anyone added a modal dialog link to a custom aspx or html page?

May 20th, 2015 6:57pm

does your custom aspx/html file include references to the SharePoint javascript files? the files which provide the methods that you're wanting to use?
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May 20th, 2015 8:02pm

Hi, yes I have tried adding all of the suggestions from this thread

<Sharepoint:ScriptLink ID="ScriptLink1" Name="sp.ui.dialog.js" Localizable="false" runat="server"></Sharepoint:ScriptLink>  
        <SharePoint:FormDigest runat="server" />

But I can an error for unknown script link. I have this code in the <head> of the page

May 21st, 2015 8:32am

I got it to work when I created the aspx page first from SharePoint not designer. The js files were included in the master page source. But I would like to know how to add these files for when I am creating custom aspx or html files, as the above code did not work.
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May 21st, 2015 8:54am

so the error is now in the ScriptLink tag? did you include the necessary directives to define the SharePoint namespace with the ScriptLink tag?
May 21st, 2015 12:35pm

No I don't think so. this is the first time I have tried to add tags to a custom aspx page, so I believe those are missing. Do you have a code snippet I could follow for an example?
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May 21st, 2015 12:41pm


Please create a new .aspx page and copy the following code into the page in SharePoint.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<html dir="ltr" xmlns="">

    <head runat="server">
        <meta name="WebPartPageExpansion" content="full" />
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
            Test Modal Dialog

        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/microsoftajax.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/1033/init.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/sp.core.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/ScriptResx.ashx?culture=en%2Dus&amp;name=SP%2ERes&amp"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/sp.runtime.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/sp.ui.dialog.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript" src="/_layouts/sp.js"></script>

        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="/_layouts/1033/styles/Themable/corev4.css" />

        <script type="text/javascript">
            function OpenDialog() {
                var options = {
                    url: '',
                    title: 'Test Modal Dialog',
                    width: 800,
                    height: 600,
                    dialogReturnValueCallback: CloseCallback

            function CloseCallback(result, returnValue) {
                //alert('Result from dialog was: ' + result);
                if (result == SP.UI.DialogResult.Ok) {
                    //alert('You clicked Ok');
                else if (result == SP.UI.DialogResult.cancel) {
                    //alert('You clicked Cancel');
        <a href="#" onclick="OpenDialog();">Test</a>
        <form id="form1" runat="server"></form>

Best Regards,


May 22nd, 2015 12:37am

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