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content property

Specifies generated content to insert before or after an element.

CSS 2.1, Section 12.2Internet Explorer 8

 

Syntax

HRESULT value = object.put_content( v);HRESULT value = object.get_content(* p);

Property values

Type: BSTR

a space-delimited list, including one or more of the values from Possible Values.

string (string)

Text content, in either double quotation marks (") or single quotation marks (').

counter(sCounter,[listStyle]) (counter(sCounter,[listStyle]))

ValueMeaning
sCounter

A counter identifier, optionally followed by listStyle.

listStyle

Optional. Any of the range of values from the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::listStyleType property.

 

String format

[ string | counter ]+

CSS information

Applies ToAll elements
Mediavisual
Inheritedno
Initial Value

Standards information

Remarks

The IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::content attribute is used in conjunction with ::before and ::after pseudo-classes to generate content in a document.

Strings can written with either double quotation marks (") or with single quotation marks ('). Double quotation marks cannot occur inside other double quotation marks, unless they are preceded by a backslash (\) escape character. For example, the string "\"" is interpreted as containing one double quotation character.

It is possible to break strings over several lines, for esthetic or other reasons, by use of the backslash as a continuation character; however, the newline character itself is ignored. Authors may include line breaks in the generated content by writing the \A escape sequence in any of the strings after the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::content property. The generated line break is displayed in accordance with the value of the IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::whiteSpace attribute.

The backslash is also used to generate escape characters that cannot be represented in the current character encoding. In this case, the backslash is followed by at most six hexadecimal digits (from the range 0–9 and A–F) to indicate the Unicode character with that number.

This property requires Windows Internet Explorer to be in IE8 Standards mode rendering.

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows XP with SP2 [desktop apps only]

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003 [desktop apps only]

Header

Mshtml.h

IDL

Mshtml.idl

DLL

Mshtml.dll

See also

Reference
IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::counterIncrement
IHTMLCSSStyleDeclaration::counterReset

 

 

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