How To Add HTML Alternative Content
ASPNetVideo generates your HTML Alternative
directly in your ASPX Webform. It
you to render other WebControls
and components within your HTML Alternative, as you would within an ASP.NET
In all instances, the ASPNetVideo WebControl renders HTML Alternative Content beside the video
markup. If the user's browser is capable of displaying the video content,
the video is displayed over the alternative content on the web page.
This technique is beneficial because:
- It provides a viable alternative for website users
with no appropriate Video Plugin.
- It gives alternative content
- It provides extra content which search
engines can read and spider.
1. Key Concepts
The HTML Alternative content is always rendered. It is placed
within an HTML element, whose ID attribute matches that of the ASPNetVideo WebControl instance. Where the video plugin is
available to the user - The video object is written over this content.
The HTML alternative is set using either the smart tags in
the designer view, or by hand in the code view
To test and
debug your HTML alternative - you can set the component's Enabled property to
false. This will render only the HTML alternative and
not the Video content.
2. Set HTML Alternative Content using the Designer
If you wish to edit your HTML Alternative using the
designer, click on the Smart Tag button (looks like a play button
on the top right corner of the control). You should see
something similar to the following:
Then, click on "Edit Templates" and the following should appear:
At this point, you can drag and drop or type content directly into
this content window, as shown here:
3. Set HTML Alternative Content using Source Code
If you wish to add your HTML Alternative content using
ASPX source code, go to the code view. First, add a set
of "HTMLAlternativeTemplate" tags within your ASPNetVideo tags. Then place
your alternative content within these new tags,
as shown below: