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Hyperlink Dialog Box 

The Hyperlink dialog box enables you to specify the link type and target location for a hyperlink jump to be encoded around the string or image selected in your document.

To open the Hyperlink dialog box
  1. In Visual Web Developer, open the Web page in Design view, and then select the text or image that you want to change to a link.

  2. On the Format menu, click Convert to Hyperlink.

    The Hyperlink dialog box opens.

Hyperlink Information

Type

Lists the types of hyperlinks you can insert. Select an option to insert the type string into this hyperlink. The default link type is http.

Protocol Type Result

(other)

Jump to a file in the local Web directory.

file

Download a file and open it.

ftp

Jump to an FTP server.

gopher

Jump to a Gopher server.

http

Jump to another Web page (default).

https

Jump to a secure Web page.

mailto

Send an e-mail message.

news

Jump to a news server.

telnet

Jump to a telnet (text-based) server.

wais

Jump to a Wide Area Information Server.

URL

Specifies the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) for your link.

File Type Form of URL Example

Web pages and other network files

The server path and file name, including file name extension.

//website/info/menus.htm

Bookmarks on the same page

The pound sign (#) and the bookmark name.

#top

Bookmarks on other pages

The server path and file name, including file name extension, followed by the pound sign (#) and the bookmark name.

//website/info/menus.htm#top

E-mail message

The recipient's e-mail address

mailto:someone@example.com

Browse

Opens the Select Project Item Dialog Box, which enables you to navigate to the target page. The appropriate URL is automatically constructed and displayed for editing in the URL field.

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