VML StartArrowLength Attribute

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Defines the arrowhead length for the start of a line. Read/write. VgArrowheadLength.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element startarrowlength=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .startarrowlength="expression"



Values include:

  • Short
  • Medium (default)
  • Long

VML Standard Attribute


A line is drawn with a short classic arrowhead on the start of the stroke.

   <v:line strokecolor="red"
   strokeweight="2pt" to="100pt,20pt" from="20pt,20pt">
   <v:stroke startarrow="classic" startarrowlength="short"/>