VML FitPath Attribute

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Defines whether the text fits the path of a shape. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element fitpath=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .fitpath="expression"



If True, sizes the text to fill the path it lies out on. The default is False.

VML Standard Attribute


The text will fit the path.

   <v:line from="50 100" to="400 100">
   <v:fill on="True" color="red"/>
   <v:path textpathok="True"/>
   <v:textpath on="True" string="VML Text" fitpath="True"
   style="font:normal normal normal 36pt Arial"/>