TopCommandArea Meta Tag

PocketBrowser 3.x API

The TopCommandArea Meta Tag is an action tag used to set the parameters of the Top Command Area, a region at the top of the screen designed to separate PocketBrowser controls such as the address bar or Go button from other parts of an application.

TopCommandArea (META Tag) Syntax
<META HTTP-Equiv="TopCommandArea" content="[parameter>

Items listed in this section indicate parameters, or attributes which can be set.

Name Possible Values Description
Default Value
Visibility:[Value] Visible, Hidden Sets the visibility of the top command area. Hidden.
Height:[Value] Positive number, representing pixels Sets the height of the top command area Slightly greater than the height of a buttons default height, which depends on the screen resolution.
Color:[Value] Color in the #RRGGBB format The color to set the top command area to. None. The default image is displayed by default.
Image:[Value] URL Sets the image to be displayed on the top command area. See Remarks. Default image
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The following example shows the Top Command Area, sets the Height to 100 and background color to red

<META HTTP-Equiv="TopCommandArea" Content="Visibility:Visible">
<META HTTP-Equiv="TopCommandArea" Content="Height:100">
<META HTTP-Equiv="TopCommandArea" Content="Color:#FF0000">
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The following example shows the Top Command Area, sets the height to 100 and displays image tca.gif on it (resizing the image if necessary)

<META HTTP-Equiv="TopCommandArea" Content="Height:100; Visibility:Visible; Image:url('http://myaddress/tca.gif')">
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Default Positions
By 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 Applications
All 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.

Screen Orientation
When 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