VML Trim Attribute

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Determines whether extra space is removed above and below the text. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element style="trim: expression ">

Script Syntax

element .style.trim="expression"



If True, space reserved for ascenders and descenders is removed. The default value is False.

VML Standard Attribute


The extra space above and below is trimmed.

   <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="trim:True;font:normal normal normal 36pt Arial"/>