Page.MetaDescription Property

.NET Framework (current version)

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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; }

Property Value

Type: System.String

The content of the "description" meta element.

Exception Condition

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 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
Available since 4.0
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