VML String Attribute

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Defines the text of the text path. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element string=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .string="expression"



You must assign a text string to display text on a text path.

VML Standard Attribute


The string that will be displayed is "VML Text".

   <v:line from="50 100" to="400 100">
   <v:fill on="True" color="red"/>
   <v:path textpathok="True"/>
   <v:textpath on="True" string="VML Text"
   style="font:normal normal normal 36pt Arial"/>