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HtmlMeta.Content Property

Gets or sets the metadata property value defined by the HtmlMeta control.

Namespace:  System.Web.UI.HtmlControls
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public virtual string Content { get; set; }
<asp:HtmlMeta Content="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The metadata property value.

The Content property, together with the Name property, defines a metadata property of the page.

The Content property is rendered to the content attribute of the resulting HTML <meta> element.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the HtmlMeta control to define HTML <meta> elements for a Web page. Two <meta> elements are defined, one listing keywords describing the page and one listing the date the page was created. The Content property is used to define the content attribute for each <meta> tag.

<%@ Page Language="C#" %>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<script runat="server">

  protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
  {
    // Create two instances of an HtmlMeta control.
    HtmlMeta hm1 = new HtmlMeta();
    HtmlMeta hm2 = new HtmlMeta();    

    // Get a reference to the page header element.
    HtmlHead head = (HtmlHead)Page.Header;

    // Define an HTML <meta> element that is useful for search engines.
    hm1.Name = "keywords";
    hm1.Content = "words that describe your web page";
    head.Controls.Add(hm1);

    // Define an HTML <meta> element with a Scheme attribute.
    hm2.Name = "date";
    hm2.Content = DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd");
    hm2.Scheme = "YYYY-MM-DD";
    head.Controls.Add(hm2);

  }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head runat="server">
    <title>HtmlMeta Example</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
    <div>
    View the HTML source code of the page to see the two HTML meta elements added.
    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0
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