The StopButton Meta Tag is an action tag used to set the parameters of the Stop Button, which is displayed only while a page is loading. When clicked, the Stop Button ceases the current navigation and brings up the badlink page (if defined), preventing partially rendered pages being displayed in the browser.
StopButton (META Tag) Syntax <META HTTP-Equiv="StopButton" content="[parameter>
Items listed in this section indicate parameters, or attributes which can be set.
Name Possible Values Description
Default Value Left:[Value] Positive number, representing pixels Sets the X position of the Stop button. Same location as the 'Go' Button Top:[Value] Positive number, representing pixels Sets the Y position of the Stop button. Same location as the 'Go' Button Height:[Value] Positive number, representing pixels Sets the height of the Stop button. Dependant on screen resolution Width:[Value] Positive number, representing pixels Sets the width of the Stop button. Dependant on screen resolution ImageUp:[Value] URL Sets the image to be displayed when the Stop Button is in the up state. See Remarks. Default image ImageDown:[Value] URL Sets the image to be displayed when the Stop Button is in the down state. See Remarks. Default image Visibility:[Value] Visible, Hidden Sets the visibility of the Stop button. Hidden.
The following example shows the Stop button and sets the left and top coordinates to 50.
<META HTTP-Equiv="StopButton" Content="Visibility:Visible"> <META HTTP-Equiv="StopButton" Content="Left:50"> <META HTTP-Equiv="StopButton" Content="Top:50">
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The follwing example shows the Stop button and displays the stop_up.gif / stop_down images on it (reszing the images if necessary).
<META HTTP-Equiv="StopButton" Content="ImageUp:url('http://myaddress/stop_up.gif'); ImageDown:url('http://myaddress/stop_down.gif'); Visibility:Visible">
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Use of Images on Buttons.Images can be specified as local to the device or on an HTTP / FTP server, just specify the required protocol as part of your URL (file://\, HTTP:// and FTP://). Image will be scaled to the size of the button. JPEG and GIF images are only supported on WM devices. Both CE and WM support BMP files.Default PositionsBy default this control will be placed a the top of the screen. On Windows Mobile if the 'FullScreen' configuration setting is disabled the control will need to be moved, otherwise it will appear beneath the task bar.Switching to Other ApplicationsAll controls are designed to be shown on top of PocketBrowser. If you require to switch to an application other than PocketBrowser you should minimize PB to ensure the buttons do not remain shown.Visibility of Stop ButtonDepending on how quickly the navigation is completed, whether the target page is cached, and what operating system the device is using, the stop button may not be visible immediately after starting navigation.Screen OrientationWhen the screen orientation changes, either using the ScreenOrientation tag or by rotating a device with hardware support, the command areas will automatically move and resize to fit the new layout. However the buttons themselves are not moved and in some cases this may result in them being off the screen or not in the expected position. If so they must be moved manually by detecting the ScreenOrientationEvent.
Supported Platforms Windows CE, Windows Mobile Persistence This tag is persistent. Min. Requirements None.