VML V Attribute

This topic describes VML, a feature that is deprecated as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Webpages and applications that rely on VML should be migrated to SVG or other widely supported standards.


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Defines the commands that make up a path. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element v=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .v="expression"



Overrides the Path attribute of a shape. Coordinates can be fixed numbers, relative numbers, or references to formulas (by using the format of "@n" where n is a formula number; for example, "@2" refers to the second formula in the formula array).

VML Standard Attribute


A rectangle is created using the V attribute. Note that a lowercase letter L (lineto command) is used after the first set of comma-delimited coordinates.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   <v:path id= "myPath" v="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e"/>

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