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Monday, July 16, 2007

Internet Explorer Mobile:One-Column Layout

Fig 1. One Column Layout

I had a complaint from a customer of mine, that the Internet Explorer Mobile(Windows Mobile 5.0) does not render their HTML reports in a tabular form.
At first, I was wondering if they found a defect in our custom HTML exporting feature.Then I realize what happened.

We're using a sequence of TABLE,TR and TD tags to have our HTML content rendered into a tabular form. Some of the users accidentally had switched on the One Column feature of the Mobile Internet Explorer. This layout forces the Mobile Internet Explorer to render all content in a single column without horizontal scrolling.

Fig.2: Default layout

IE Mobile Team Weblog
Wikipedia for IE Mobile


David said...

Thank you so much.

Hi Had been searching and working with this problem, but you have the solution.

Thank you so much

Bruno Coelho said...


Thank you very much for this tip!

I am using all kinds of device emulators from visual studio 2008, since i'm adapting an existing application to various resolutions.

And the one from Windows Mobile 6.1 came with the one-column layout by default!

I never would have guessed it, since all others were just fine.


Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this. I was just about to start destroying a webpage to make it work.