VML FillType 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.


As of December 2011, this topic has been archived. As a result, it is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Windows Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Developer Center.


Defines the type of fill used for the background of a stroke. Read/write. VgFillType.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element filltype=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .filltype="expression"



Values include:

DashStyle Description
Solid The fill pattern is solid. Default value.
Tile The fill image is tiled.
Pattern The fill image is stretched to form a pattern.
Frame The fill image becomes a border for the shape.


VML Standard Attribute


The stroke of the shape has a tiled texture created from the cylinder.gif image.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   strokecolor="red" fillcolor="red"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:stroke width="5pt" filltype="tile" src="cylinder.gif"/>