VML Offset2 Attribute

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Determines a second offset. Read/write. VgVector2D.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element offset2=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .offset2="expression"



The default for a second offset for the x value is 0 and the default for the y value is 0. Values are either an absolute measurement, or a fractional value of shape. If fractional, the values range from 50% to -50%.

Use a second offset to create special shadow effects. See the Type attribute for more information about second offsets.

VML Standard Attribute


A double shadow is created for the shape.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="red"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:shadow on="True" color="red" color2="blue"
   offset="50%" offset2="-20%" type="double"/>