Color2 Attribute (Stroke)(VML)

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Defines a second color for strokes. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element color2=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .color2="expression"



A second color is used when a stroke's fill type is a pattern.

VML Standard Attribute


The shape's stroke is a pattern fill where the fill is defined by the source image but the transparent background is defined by the second color.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="red"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:stroke filltype="pattern" width="5pt" src="cylinder.gif" color2="green"/>