Type Attribute (Fill)(VML)

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Determines the type of fill. Read/write. VgFillType.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element type=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .type="expression"



Values include:

Type Description
solid The fill pattern is solid. Default.
gradient The fill colors blend together in a linear gradient from bottom to top.
gradientradial The fill colors blend together in a radial gradient.
tile The fill image is tiled.
pattern The image is used to create a pattern using the fill colors.
frame The image is stretched to fill the shape.


VML Standard Attribute


A red foreground and blue background fill is created using the pattern of the image myimage.gif.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:fill color="red" color2="blue" type="pattern" src="myimage.gif"/>