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HtmlAnchor.Target Property

Gets or sets the name of the browser window or frame that displays the contents of the Web page that is linked to when the HtmlAnchor control is clicked.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public string Target { get; set; }
<asp:HtmlAnchor Target="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The browser window or frame that displays the contents of the Web page linked to when the HtmlAnchor is clicked. The default is an empty string ("").

Use the Target property to specify the target window or frame that displays the contents of the Web page that is linked to when the HtmlAnchor control is clicked.

NoteNote

The Target property renders as a target attribute. The target attribute on a elements is not allowed in the XHTML 1.1 document type definition. Do not set the Target property if the rendered output for the HtmlAnchor must be compliant with XHTML 1.1. For more information, see XHTML Standards in Visual Studio and ASP.NET.

When creating accessible Web pages, avoid using the Target property to target another window. For more information, see ASP.NET Accessibility.

The Target value must begin with a letter in the range of A to Z (case-insensitive), except for the following special values, which begin with an underscore.

Target value

Description

_blank

Renders the content in a new window without frames.

_parent

Renders the content in the immediate frameset parent.

_search

Renders the content in the search pane.

_self

Renders the content in the frame with focus.

_top

Renders the content in the full window without frames.

NoteNote

Check your browser documentation to determine if the _search value is supported. For example, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and later support the _search target value.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the Target property to display the page that is navigated to when the HtmlAnchor control is clicked in a new, unframed window.

<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="True" %>
 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head runat="server">
        <title>ASP.NET Example</title>
    </head>
    <body>
      <form id="Form1" method="post" runat="server">

         <a href="http://www.microsoft.com"
            title="Open Microsoft site in a new window"
            target="_blank" 
            runat="server"> Enter site.</a>

       </form>
     </body>

 </html>
    

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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