VML Clip Attribute

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Determines whether the clipping is on. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element clip=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .clip="expression"



If Clip is False, the shape will scale to fit the frame. If True, any parts of the shape that are outside the frame will not be displayed.

Note that Origin and Size won't be used unless Clip is True.

VML Standard Attribute


The image defined in the external file will be clipped.

   <v:vmlframe id="frame01" clip="True"
   origin="100pt,100pt" size="50pt,50pt"
   style='top:160pt; left:100pt; width:50pt; height:50pt'>