HttpCapabilitiesBase.BackgroundSounds Property

Gets a value indicating whether the browser supports playing background sounds using the <bgsounds> HTML element.

Namespace: System.Web.Configuration
Assembly: System.Web (in system.web.dll)

public bool BackgroundSounds { get; }
/** @property */
public boolean get_BackgroundSounds ()

public function get BackgroundSounds () : boolean

Not applicable.

Property Value

true if the browser supports playing background sounds; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The following code example shows how to determine whether the browser supports playing background sounds.

<%@ page language="C#"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<script runat="server">
    void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e)

    void CheckBrowserCaps()
        String labelText = "";
        System.Web.HttpBrowserCapabilities myBrowserCaps = Request.Browser;
        if (((System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase)myBrowserCaps).BackgroundSounds)
            labelText = "Browser supports BackgroundSounds";
            labelText = "Browser does not support BackgroundSounds";

        Label1.Text = labelText;

<html xmlns="" >
    <title>Browser Capabilities Sample</title>
    <form runat="server" id="form1">
            Browser Capabilities:
            <p/><asp:Label ID="Label1" Runat="server" />

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0