VML Locks Element

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Defines a lock for a shape.

The following attributes modify a lock.

Attribute Description
AdjustHandles Determines whether the handles of a shape can be edited.
AspectRatio Determines whether the aspect ratio of a shape can be changed by an editor.
Cropping Determines whether cropping will be allowed in an editor.
Ext Defines the behavior of locking actions for a graphical editor.
Grouping Determines whether shapes can be grouped in an editor.
Position Determines whether the position of a shape is locked in an editor.
Rotation Determines whether rotation of shapes will be allowed in an editor.
Selection Determines whether the shape is selectable in an editor.
ShapeType Determines whether the AutoShapes type can be changed by an editor.
Text Determines whether the text attached to a shape can be edited.
Vertices Determines whether the vertices of a path can be changed by an editor.


This element must be defined within a Shape element.

The Locks element is a Microsoft Office Extension to VML.

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