Color Attribute (Stroke)(VML)

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Defines the color of a stroke. Read/write. VgColor.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element color=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .color="expression"



Overrides the StrokeColor attribute of a shape. The default value is black.

VML Standard Attribute


The shape has a stroke color of green, not red.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="red"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:stroke color="green"/>