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<A> Property Pages Dialog Box

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Use this dialog box to change the target location of a hyperlink or change its behavior To display the <A> Property Pages dialog box, click the link text on the Design view surface, or select the desired hyperlink node in the Document Outline window, or place the insertion point within the desired <A> element in HTML view, and then choose Property Pages from the View menu.

Link type
A protocol such as http: or file: begins the universal resource locator (URL) string displayed in the Link field of this dialog box. The protocol determines the action taken when a user clicks the hyperlink. You can retain the current protocol, or select a protocol from the drop-down list. The protocol chosen is inserted into the HREF attribute of the selected <A> element. The available protocols are:
Protocol Action
http: Display another Web page
https: Display a secure Web page
file: Download or open a file
ftp: Connect to an FTP site
gopher: Connect to a gopher site
mailto: Open a new e-mail message
news: Connect to a news server
telnet: Connect to a telnet (text-based) site
wais: Connect to a wide area information server
(other) Open a file stored on a shared server
Displays the uniform resource locator (URL) string stored in the HREF attribute of the selected <A> element. This string includes the protocol, the server, and the full path to the target of the hyperlink. To select a different location, either edit the path portion of the URL string, or click the ellipsis (...) button to open the Create URL dialog box and navigate to the desired target file.
Create bookmark
Specifies a name that can serve as a target for jumps within the same Web page. For instance, you might create a bookmark called Top at the top of a page. You can then type text, such as To Top, at the bottom of the page, select the text, and create a link to the Top bookmark at the top of the page. When a user clicks To Top, the page is redisplayed in the browser at Top bookmark.
Frame target
Specifies the frame within a frameset in which the hyperlinked document is displayed. You can enter the actual name of the target frame, or select a term from the drop-down menu to express the position of the target frame relative to the current one. The available relative targets are:
Selection Behavior
_self Document is displayed within the same frame. [default]
_parent Document is displayed in the frame or window that includes the current frameset.
_top Document fills the entire Web browser window.
_blank Document fills a new instance of the Web browser window.

For more information, see Creating an HTML Frameset.

Note   To enable the Frame target and Popup text fields, you must set the targetSchema property of your HTML document to a Web browser that supports HTML 4.0 or later.
Popup text
Specifies the text that displays when the mouse pointer hovers over the hyperlink. For example, if you type Click to View, the following is added to the opening <A> element:
<A TITLE="Click to View">

See Also

HTML Markup: A Element | a Object | HREF Attribute, href Property | TARGET Attribute, target Property | NAME Attribute, name Property | DHTML References

HTML Designer: Inserting HTML Hyperlinks and Bookmarks in Design View | Create URL Dialog Box | Bookmark Dialog Box | Editing HTML Pages in Design View | Document Outline Window | Editing HTML