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Image.AlternateText Property

Gets or sets the alternate text displayed in the Image control when the image is unavailable. Browsers that support the ToolTips feature display this text as a ToolTip.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
[BindableAttribute(true)]
public virtual string AlternateText { get; set; }
<asp:Image AlternateText="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The alternate text displayed in the Image control when the image is unavailable.

Use this property to specify the text to display if the image specified in the ImageUrl property is not available. In browsers that support the ToolTips feature, this text also displays as a ToolTip.

The value of this property, when set, can be saved automatically to a resource file by using a designer tool. For more information, see LocalizableAttribute and ASP.NET Globalization and Localization.

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The following example demonstrates how to use the AlternateText property to specify the alternate text to display for the image when the image is not available.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>
<!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>
    <title>Image Example</title>
</head>

<body>

   <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Image Example</h3>

      <asp:Image id="Image1" runat="server"
           AlternateText="Image text"
           ImageAlign="left"
           ImageUrl="images/image1.jpg"/>

   </form>

</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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