How to add metatags dynamically via ASP.NET ?

Dec 12, 2009 Posted by Lara Kannan
Meta elements are typically used to specify page description, keywords, author of the document, last modified, and other metadata.

lt;meta> tags are a component of the invisible part of your HTML page — all that stuff between the <head> </head> tags.

The benefits of metatags is, the web search engines use them to categorize web pages.

To add metatags dynamically, ASP.NET provides a handy class called HtmlMeta, from the System.Web.UI.HtmlControls namespace.

Here's some sample C# code that shows how to add a meta tag to an ASP.NET page:
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
/* ... some other code .... */

System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlMeta htmlMeta =
new System.Web.UI.HtmlControls.HtmlMeta();
htmlMeta.Name = "keyword";
htmlMeta.Content = "This is a keyword";

/* ... some other code .... */
The preceding code creates an HtmlMeta object and sets its Name and Content properties, then adds the HtmlMeta object to the Page.Header.Controls collection. This instructs ASP.NET to place the HTML metatag in the HEAD block.

Here's an example:

<!-- Head contents come before this... -->
<meta name="keyword" content="This is a keyword" />

I hope this will help you. A 'Thank You' would be nice!

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