Origin Attribute (Shadow)(VML)

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Defines the center of the shadow. Read/write. VgVector2D.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element origin=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .origin="expression"



A pair of fractional values of the shape, ranging from 50% to -50%. The default value is 0,0.

VML Standard Attribute


The shadow has an origin that is 20% down and 20% to the right of the shape's origin.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="red"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:shadow on="True" origin="20%,20%"/>