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alt property

Sets or retrieves a text alternative to the graphic.

HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 13.8



HRESULT value = object.put_alt( altText);HRESULT value = object.get_alt(* altText);

Property values

Type: BSTR

the text to display as an alternative to the graphic.

Standards information


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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