AdRotator class allows you to
provide one of the hallmarks of the Internet: banner ads. The
AdRotator randomly chooses a different
graphic to display every time the page is refreshed by reading from a list of
entries specified in an XML file (and referenced by the
The XML file specifies details like image URL, the link URL, and an “impressions”
value that allows you to weigh an advertisement so that it is displayed more or less
frequently than others in the file. If the picture does not fit the size or aspect
ratio of the control, it will be stretched, compressed, or otherwise mangled to fit.
Target property allows you
to specify the frame that will be used to display the linked page if the user clicks
on a banner ad. You can specify a frame in the current window, or you can use special
values like “_blank”, “_parent”, “_top”, or “_self”. The
KeywordFilter property allows
you to specify a subset of advertisements to use for the
AdRotator. For example, your site could
use a single XML file for all ads, but assign different keywords to different
types of ads. Depending on what page the
AdRotator is used on, you can decide to
use only the group of advertisements that matches the current content.
Clicking on the
AdRotator does not fire
an event, but automatically transfers the users to the appropriate page. Use the
AdCreated event to integrate the current page with the current advertisement. This event provides information ...