subtype property

Sets or gets the name of the subtype that will be applied to the transition.


object.subtype = sSubTypesSubType = object.subtype

Property values

Type: String

the name of the subtype that will be applied to the transition.


subtype was introduced in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.

This parameter is optional and, if specified, must be one of the transition subtype values appropriate for the specified type value, as shown in the following table. If this parameter is not specified, then the transition reverts to the default subtype value for the specified type value with the following exception: When the type property is set to starWipe, it is required to set the subtype property explicitly to fivePoint for the transition to work.

You cannot return the default value of the subtype property through script, unless the default value was set by the attribute or through script.

Type Associated Subtypes
starWipe fivePoint (this must be specified)
barWipe leftToRight, topToBottom
barnDoorWipe vertical, horizontal
irisWipe rectangle, diamond
ellipseWipe circle
clockWipe clockwiseTwelve
fanWipe centerTop
snakeWipe topLeftHorizontal
spiralWipe topLeftClockwise
pushWipe fromLeft
slideWipe fromLeft
fade crossfade


This example demonstrates the different transition type values and the possible subtype values that can be used with those type values. In addition, the effects of changing various other attributes of the transitionFilter is also demonstrated.

Code example:

See also





Introduction to HTML+TIME

Using HTML+TIME Transitions