Shape.AlternativeText property (Excel)

Returns or sets the descriptive (alternative) text string for a Shape object when the object is saved to a webpage. Read/write String.



expression A variable that represents a Shape object.


The alternative text can be displayed either in place of the shape's image in the web browser, or directly over the image when the mouse pointer hovers over the image (in browsers that support these features).


This example sets the alternative text for the first shape on the first worksheet to a description of the shape.

Worksheets(1).Shapes(1).AlternativeText = "Concentric circles"

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