ReloadButton Module

RhoElements 2.x API


The ReloadButton Module is used to set the parameters of the Reload Button, which refreshes the current page when pressed.


reloadButton (Module) <META> Syntax

<META HTTP-Equiv="ReloadButton" content="[parameter]">

ReloadButton JavaScript Object Syntax:
By default the JavaScript Object 'reloadButton' will exist on the current page and can be used to interact directly with the reloadButton.
To Set reloadButton parameters via JavaScript use the following syntax: reloadbutton.parameter = 'value'; remembering to enclose your value in quotes where appropriate.

e.g. reloadButton.left = 'value';

To set multiple EMML parameters / events on a single line use the following syntax: reloadbutton.setEMML("[Your EMML Tags]");

e.g. reloadButton.setEMML("left:value");


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

NamePossible ValuesDescriptionDefault Value
left:[Value] Positive number, representing pixelsSets the X position of the Reload button.Top right corner of the screen
top:[Value] Positive number, representing pixelsSets the Y position of the Reload button.Top right corner of the screen
height:[Value] Positive number, representing pixelsSets the height of the Reload button.Dependant on screen resolution
width:[Value] Positive number, representing pixelsSets the width of the Reload button.Dependant on screen resolution
imageUp:[Value] URLSets the image to be displayed when the Reload Button is in the up state. See Remarks.Default image
imageDown:[Value] URLSets the image to be displayed when the Reload Button is in the down state. See Remarks.Default image
visibility:[Value] Visible, HiddenSets the visibility of the Reload button.Hidden.


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.

Reparsing Meta Tags

Note that RhoElements will not reparse a page's meta tags when the page is reloaded. For example if a loaded page contains a 'QuitButton' 'Visibility:Visible' and that page is changed on disk to remove that meta tag; when the page is reloaded the quit button will remain shown. This is for efficiency, to dynamically change tags use InvokeMetaFunction in the Generic object.

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 RhoElements. If you require to switch to an application other than RhoElements you should minimize RhoElements to ensure the buttons do not remain shown. (Not applicable to Enterprise Tablet)

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.

Use in Production

This API is designed for debugging your application only and should not be used in production


RhoElements Version1.0.0 or above
Supported DevicesAll supported touch devices.
Minimum RequirementsNone.
PersistencePersistent - Changes to this module will persist when navigating to a new page.

HTML/JavaScript Examples

The following example shows the reload button and sets the left and top coordinates to 50 pixels.

<META HTTP-Equiv="ReloadButton" Content="Visibility:Visible">
<META HTTP-Equiv="ReloadButton" Content="Left:50">
<META HTTP-Equiv="ReloadButton" Content="Top:50">

The following example shows the Reload button and displays the reload_up.gif / reload_down.gif images on it (resizing the images if necessary).

<META HTTP-Equiv="ReloadButton" Content="ImageUp:url('http://myaddress/reload_up.gif'); ImageDown:url('http://myaddress/reload_down.gif'); Visibility:Visible">