Usually a button is a rectangular graphical object which is named with the text that describes the action performed when the button is tapped. When the user scrolls down the web page the button will trail this motion as they follow the flow of the text. Out of usability reasons, buttons should be designed and placed consistently, both within a particular web page and across all web pages of a site. As the screen size of the PPC is limited buttons should be used economically.

Within the Pocket Internet Explorer buttons cannot submit any forms in the offline modus except when AvantGo synchronization is used. However, buttons can be used to fire off events that a custom event handler can catch. These event handlers will also work offline.

Analogous to text fields, buttons are not rendered wider than the screen width of the Pocket PC.

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