VML Specularity Attribute

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Defines the specularity of an extruded shape. Read/write. VgNumber.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<o: element specularity=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .specularity="expression"



This value defines the ratio of incident light to specularly reflected light. Normal values range from 0 to 1. The default value is 0.

If values greater than 1 are specified, unusual effects can result.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute