VML ShadowOK Attribute

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Determines whether a shadow will be displayed. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element shadowok=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .shadowok="expression"



If False, the path cannot have a shadow. The default is True. This attribute overrides all other shadow attributes in the parent or Shadow element.

VML Standard Attribute


The shape will not have a shadow.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="green"
   <v:shadow on="True" offset="5pt,5pt" color="blue"/>
   <v:path id= "myPath" shadowok="False" v="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e"/>