VML Aspect Attribute

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Specifies how the fill image aspect ratio will be preserved. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element aspect=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .aspect="expression"



Values include:

Value Description
ignore Ignore aspect issues. Default.
atleast Image is at least as big as Size.
atmost Image is no bigger than Size.


VML Standard Attribute


The image that makes up the fill is greater than or equal to a size of 10 points by 10 points.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:fill aspect="atleast" size="10pt,10pt" src="myimage.gif"/>