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AdRotator.AlternateTextField Property

Gets or sets a custom data field to use in place of the AlternateText attribute for an advertisement.

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

public string AlternateTextField { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The name that identifies the field where the alternate text for an advertisement is stored. The default value is "AlternateText."

The AlternateTextField property is used to select a custom data field to use in place of the AlternateText attribute for an advertisement. Like AlternateText, this custom field is defined in the XML file that contains advertisement information.

The following code example demonstrates using the AlternateTextField property to specify a custom data field. The NavigateUrlField, ImageUrlField, and AlternateTextField properties are used to dynamically select a custom field to use in place of the NavigateUrl, ImageUrl, and AlternateText attributes. This example uses a device filter to indicate that custom fields should be used for Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-enabled devices.

<%@ 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>ASP.NET Example</title>
</head>
<body>
  <form id="form1" runat="server">
  <div>
    <p>This example demonstrates using the AdRotator control.</p>
    <p>
      <asp:AdRotator ID="AdRotator1" Runat="server" 
        DataSourceID="Ads"
        Winwap:NavigateUrlField="WMLNavigateUrl"
        Winwap:ImageUrlField="WmlImageUrl"
        Winwap:AlternateTextField="WmlAlternateText"
      />
      <asp:XmlDataSource ID="Ads" 
        Runat="server" 
        DataFile="~/App_Data/AdvertisementList.xml">
      </asp:XmlDataSource>
    </p>
  </div>
  </form>
</body>
</html>

The following is the sample XML data for the previous example.

<Advertisements>
  <Ad>
    <ImageUrl>~/Images/ad1.gif</ImageUrl>
    <NavigateUrl>http://msdn.microsoft.com/vbasic/</NavigateUrl>
    <AlternateText>Visual Basic Developer Site</AlternateText>
    <Width>140</Width>
    <Height>100</Height>
    <!-- The following custom elements will be used by WAP-enabled
      devices. -->
    <WmlImageUrl>~/Images/mobileAd1.jpg</WmlImageUrl>
    <WmlNavigateUrl>http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobile/</WmlNavigateUrl>
    <WmlAlternateText>Windows Mobile Developer Site</WmlAlternateText>
  </Ad>
  <Ad>
    <ImageUrl>~/Images/ad2.gif</ImageUrl>
    <NavigateUrl>http://msdn.microsoft.com</NavigateUrl>
    <AlternateText>MSDN</AlternateText>
    <Width>150</Width>
    <Height>150</Height>
    <!-- The following custom elements will be used by WAP-enabled
      devices. -->
    <WmlImageUrl>~/Images/mobileAd2.jpg</WmlImageUrl>
    <WmlNavigateUrl>http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/</WmlNavigateUrl>
    <WmlAlternateText>Windows Mobile Developer Site</WmlAlternateText>
  </Ad>
</Advertisements>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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