VML Height Attribute

This topic describes VML, a feature that is deprecated as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Webpages and applications that rely on VML should be migrated to SVG or other widely supported standards.


As of December 2011, this topic has been archived. As a result, it is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Windows Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Developer Center.


Specifies the height of the shape. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element style="height: expression ">

Script Syntax

element .style.height="expression"



The Height attribute is similar to the standard HTML Height attribute for styles.

Units may be mapped to the parent element or may be in absolute units.

Values include:

Value Description
Auto Default position of an element in the flow of the page.
units A number with an absolute units designator (cm, mm, in, pt, pc, or px) or a relative units designator (em or ex). If no units are given, pixels (px) is assumed.
percentage Value expressed as a percentage of the parent object's height.


VML Standard Attribute

See Also



The height of the shape is set to 30.

   <v:rect id=myrect fillcolor="red"

Height Attribute Example. (Requires Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or greater.)