VML CropLeft Attribute

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Defines the percentage of picture removal from the left side. Read/write. VgNumber.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element cropleft=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .cropleft="expression"



The amount of cropping can range from -1.0 to 1.0. The default value is 0. Note that a value of 1 will display no picture at all. Negative values will result in the picture being squeezed inward from the edge being cropped (the empty space between the picture and the cropped edge will be filled by the fill color of the shape). Positive values less than 1 will result in the remaining picture being stretched to fit the shape.

VML Standard Attribute


20% of the picture will be removed on the left side and the remaining picture will be stretched to fit the shape.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:imagedata cropleft=".2" src="kids.jpg"/>