# IHTMLObjectElement3::alt Property

Sets or retrieves a text alternative to the graphic.

Syntax

```
HRESULT IHTMLObjectElement3::get_alt(BSTR *p);HRESULT IHTMLObjectElement3::put_alt(BSTR v);
```

Parameters

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

Remarks

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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