VML Method Attribute

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Defines the method used to generate a gradient fill. Read/write. VgSigmaType.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element method=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .method="expression"



Values include:

Value Description
None No sigma fill.
Linear Linear sigma fill.
Sigma Sigma fill. Default.
Any Any sigma fill.


VML Standard Attribute


The shape will have a red linear gradient fill.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:fill color="red" type="gradient" method="linear"/>