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Image.DescriptionUrl Property


Gets or sets the location to a detailed description for the image.

 virtual property System::String ^ DescriptionUrl { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public virtual string DescriptionUrl { get; set; }
member this.DescriptionUrl : string with get, set
Public Overridable Property DescriptionUrl As String

Property Value

The URL for the file that contains a detailed description for the image. The default is an empty string ("").


The DescriptionUrl property specifies an HTML file that provides additional details for the image. The DescriptionUrl property renders as the longdesc attribute for the image control. If the DescriptionUrl property is not set, or is set to an empty string (""), the Image control renders without the longdesc attribute.

Use the DescriptionUrl property to supplement the AlternateText property. For example, if you use an Image control to display an image of the solar system, you can set the AlternateText property to The Solar System, and then set the DescriptionUrl property to an HTML page that further describes the image of planets orbiting the sun in the solar system.

The DescriptionUrl property is optional, but it can enhance the accessibility of your Web page for text-only browsers and screen readers. Browsers can use the detailed text description to convey important concepts in place of, or in addition to, the visual image. Refer to your browser documentation for details on how it uses the descriptive content specified by the longdesc attribute.

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