Color2 Attribute (Shadow)(VML)

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Defines the second color of a shadow. Read/write. VgColor.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element color2=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .color2="expression"



Use a second color to create special shadow effects. See the Type attribute for more information about second colors.

VML Standard Attribute


The shadow has blue for a second color.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="red"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:shadow on="True" color="green" color2="blue"/>

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Build date: 2/7/2012