VML Metal Attribute

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Determines whether the surface of the extruded shape will resemble metal. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<o: element metal=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .metal="expression"



If set to True, this attribute causes the specularly reflected light to be the material color instead of the light source color, making the object seem more metallic.To further approximate a metallic material requires that specularity be relatively high (about 1.2) and diffusity be relatively low (about 0.6). The default value is False.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute