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IHTMLAreaElement::alt Property

Sets or retrieves a text alternative to the graphic.


HRESULT IHTMLAreaElement::get_alt(BSTR *p);HRESULT IHTMLAreaElement::put_alt(BSTR v);


Pointer to a variable of type BSTR that receives the text to display as an alternative to the graphic.
BSTR that specifies the text to display as an alternative to the graphic.

Return Value

Returns S_OK if successful, or an error value otherwise.


The text is used to replace the graphic for text-only browsers and to display in the window before the graphic has loaded. The text also acts as a ToolTip if the IHTMLElement::title is not set when the user hovers the mouse over the graphic.

Alternate text should be provided whenever the graphic is not rendered. Alternate text is mandatory for Level 0 documents.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, This property now applies to the object object.

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