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Menu.SkipLinkText Property

Gets or sets the alternate text for a hidden image read by screen readers to provide the ability to skip the list of links.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.WebControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)
public string SkipLinkText { get; set; }
<asp:Menu SkipLinkText="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The alternate text of a hidden image read by screen readers to provide the ability to skip the list of links. The default is an empty string (""), which indicates that this property is not set.

Use the SkipLinkText property to specify the alternate text for a hidden image read by screen readers to provide the ability to skip the list of links. The text that you specify provides assistive technology devices with a description of the hidden skip link image that can be used to make the control more accessible.

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.

The Menu control provides the SkipLinkText property as a way for the entire control to be skipped by screen readers. If the SkipLinkText property is set, an invisible image with alternate text is rendered, giving the user the option to jump to the end of the control. Screen readers read the alternate text aloud, and the image occupies only one pixel space. For pixel-precise control over the rendering of the page, set the SkipLinkText property to an empty string ("") and provide your own mechanism to skip the menu. The SkipLinkText property is set to the empty string by default.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SkipLinkText property to specify the alternate text for a hidden image read by screen readers to provide the ability to skip the list of links.


<%@ 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 runat="server">
    <title>Menu SkipLinkText Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">

      <h3>Menu SkipLinkText Example</h3>

      <asp:menu id="NavigationMenu"
        staticdisplaylevels="2"
        staticsubmenuindent="10" 
        orientation="Vertical"
        skiplinktext="Skip Menu" 
        runat="server">

        <items>
          <asp:menuitem text="Home"
            tooltip="Home">
            <asp:menuitem text="Music"
              tooltip="Music">
              <asp:menuitem text="Classical"
                tooltip="Classical"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Rock"
                tooltip="Rock"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Jazz"
                tooltip="Jazz"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
            <asp:menuitem text="Movies"
              tooltip="Movies">
              <asp:menuitem text="Action"
                tooltip="Action"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Drama"
                tooltip="Drama"/>
              <asp:menuitem text="Musical"
                tooltip="Musical"/>
            </asp:menuitem>
          </asp:menuitem>
        </items>

      </asp:menu>

    </form>
  </body>
</html>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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