VML Control2 Attribute

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Defines the second control point of a bezier curve. Read/write. VgVector2D.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element control2=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .control2="expression"



Defines the second control point of a cubic bezier curve in the coordinate space of the parent element.If the parent is not a VML element, the default unit is a pixel (but in, cm, mm, pt, pc may also be specified). Default is 20.0.

VML Standard Attribute


The curve is smiling. It starts at the left and ends at the right. The two control points are situated along the way so as to pull the curve down to give the appearance of a smile.

   <v:curve id="mycurve"
   from="10pt,10pt" to="100pt,10pt"
   control1="40pt,10pt" control2="70pt,10pt">