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Visual Basic Reference

FillStyle Property

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Returns or sets the pattern used to fill Shape controls as well as circles and boxes created with the Circle and Line graphics methods.


object.FillStyle [= number]

The FillStyle property syntax has these parts:

Part Description
Object An object expression that evaluates to an object in the Applies To list.
Number An integer that specifies the fill style, as described in Settings.


The number settings are:

Constant Setting Description
VbFSSolid 0 Solid
VbFSTransparent 1 (Default) Transparent
VbHorizontalLine 2 Horizontal Line
VbVerticalLine 3 Vertical Line
VbUpwardDiagonal 4 Upward Diagonal
VbDownwardDiagonal 5 Downward Diagonal
VbCross 6 Cross
VbDiagonalCross 7 Diagonal Cross


When FillStyle is set to 1 (Transparent), the FillColor property is ignored, except for the Form object.