VML Stroke Element

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Defines a stroke for a shape.

The following attributes modify a stroke.

Attribute Description
AltHRef Specifies an alternate reference for a stroke.
Color Defines the color of a stroke.
Color2 Defines a second color for a stroke.
DashStyle Specifies the dot and dash pattern for a stroke.
EndArrow Defines an arrowhead style for the end of a stroke.
EndArrowLength Defines an arrowhead length for the end of a stroke.
EndArrowWidth Defines an arrowhead width for the end of a stroke.
EndCap Defines the cap style for the end of a stroke.
FillType Defines the type of fill used for the background of a stroke.
HRef Defines the URL to the original image for the stroke.
ID Defines a unique identifier for the stroke.
ImageAlignShape Determines the alignment of a stroke image.
ImageAspect Defines how the stroke image aspect ratio will be preserved.
ImageSize Defines the size of the image for the stroke.
JoinStyle Defines the join style of a polyline.
LineStyle Defines the line style of a stroke.
MiterLimit Defines the smoothness of a miter joint.
On Determines whether the stroke will be displayed.
Opacity Defines the amount of transparency of a stroke.
Src Defines the source image to load for a stroke fill.
StartArrow Defines the arrowhead for the start of a stroke.
StartArrowLength Defines the arrowhead length for the start of a stroke.
StartArrowWidth Defines the arrowhead width for the start of a stroke.
Title Defines the title of a stroke.
Weight Defines the thickness of a stroke.



This element must be defined within a Shape element.

The following code shows how the Stroke element can be used to modify a line.

   to="300pt,50pt" from="50pt,50pt">
   <v:stroke weight="50pt" color="red" linestyle="ThickThin"/>