VML StrokeWeight Attribute

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Defines the brush thickness that strokes the path of a shape. Read/write. VGLength.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element strokeweight=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .strokeweight="expression"



The value is duplicated from the Weight attribute of the Stroke element. If a number is specified, but no units are added, the default unit of measurement is the Emu. If no value is specified, the default is 1 pixel (1px).

For scripting, however, the default unit of measurement is in points.

VML Standard Attribute

See Also

Stroke, IVgLength, Units


The stroke weight of the shape is 1 point.

   <v:shape id="rect01" strokeweight="1pt"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="white"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">

StrokeWeight Attribute Example. (Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or greater.)