I am creating a Sharepoint 2013 app which perform some task on a button click. When i use the control, the app page auto refreshes after few seconds after the click.

<button id="loadButton" title="loadButton" value="loadButton"></button> 

But when i use a button control with input type, it works correctly.

<input type="button" id="loadButton" value="LoadButton"/>

Why does this happen?

  • are you doing this in an aspx-Page?
    – Gwny
    Jun 20, 2014 at 10:58

2 Answers 2


In order to prevent the <button> from performing POST, all we have to do is to add type='button'


<button type="button" id="loadButton" title="loadButton" value="loadButton"></button> 


<button id="loadButton" title="loadButton" value="loadButton"></button> 

This question is essentially the same as this one.


your missing the id in the button.


<button title="loadButton" value="loadButton"></button> 

should be:

<button id="loadButton" title="loadButton" value="loadButton"></button> 

html button control needs an id!


function sharePointReady() {
    ctx = new SP.ClientContext.get_current();

    $("#loadButton").click(function (event) {

function callme() {
    //call after button event do your stuff!

function refreshpage() {
    // button clicked do your stuff!

    //return nothing! no postback occures!
    return false;

html button has builtin auto postback which i think uses submit event. where input needs to be explicitly told to do postback especially when using button in input so does nothing like in your case!

  • Sorry. It was a typo. I have edited my question. Jun 20, 2014 at 7:11
  • do you not want it to refresh? what is the button doing and what is the input doing correctly that the button is not?
    – Ali Jafer
    Jun 20, 2014 at 7:13
  • On button click, text inside <p> changes. But after few second the page auto refreshes if i use the first control. Auto refresh should not happen. Jun 20, 2014 at 7:15
  • ahh i get you so you dont want postback!
    – Ali Jafer
    Jun 20, 2014 at 7:21
  • in your button event i presume its js just return false!
    – Ali Jafer
    Jun 20, 2014 at 7:23

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