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Page.MetaDescription Property

Gets or sets the content of the "description" meta element.

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

public string MetaDescription { get; set; }
<asp:Page MetaDescription="String" />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The content of the "description" meta element.


The page does not have a header control (a head element with the runat attribute set to "server").

HTML meta elements can be used to improve search-engine listings. The "description" meta element is used by some search engines to improve listing previews.

If there is no "description" meta element in the head element of the page markup, the meta element is added to the page when the page is rendered. If the page markup already has a "description" meta element, this property gets or sets the content attribute of the meta element.

You can also set this property in the @ Page directive.

If you set the MetaDescription property of a page to "ASP.NET Overview", the following element will appear in the rendered HTML:

<meta name="description" content="ASP.NET Overview" />

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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