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LOGO Element

Obsolete. Specifies an image used to represent a CHANNEL, ITEM, or SOFTPKG element.


    HREF = "url"
    STYLE = "sStyle"/>


Required. URL associated with the channel logo or icon image.
Note  Channel Definition Format (CDF) supports only HTTP, Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS), and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) protocols. If a different protocol is used, Windows Internet Explorer will fail to load the logo without notifying the user.
Required. String value indicating the context in which a logo will be used, as follows:
ICONThis image appears in the Channels Explorer Bar hierarchy and other areas of the Windows namespace, such as when viewing the contents of a folder containing the CDF.
IMAGEThis logo image is placed in the desktop Channel Bar to provide a quick launching mechanism for the main channel page.
IMAGE-WIDEWide logos are displayed in the Channels Explorer Bar to provide a link to the main channel page. When clicked, this image will also expand or contract the channel's hierarchy (if one exists) in the Channels Explorer Bar.

Element Information

Parent elements CHANNEL, ITEM, SOFTPKG
Child elements None
Minimum availability Internet Explorer 4.0
Minimum operating systems Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0


Internet Explorer 7. The CDF (Channel Definition Format) is obsolete and should not be used.

Logo changes will not be detected unless the URL changes.

GIF, JPEG, and other standard image formats supported by Internet Explorer can be used for logo images. However, animated GIF files are not supported with this element. Image formats and styles are subject to change.


In the following example, two LOGO elements are used to represent an ITEM. The two LOGO elements are nested inside the ITEM element. The ICON will represent the ITEM in the Channels Explorer Bar. The IMAGE will represent the ITEM in the desktop Channel Bar.

<ITEM HREF="http://www.joyware.tld/promo.htm"
        STYLE="ICON" />
        STYLE="IMAGE" />

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