VML ImageAspect Attribute

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Defines how the stroke image aspect ratio will be preserved. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax


element imageaspect=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .imageaspect="expression"



Values include:

Value Description
Ignore Ignore aspect issues.
AtLeast Image is at least as big as ImageSize.
AtMost Image is no bigger than ImageSize.


In each case, the ImageSize attribute will be adjusted to preserve the aspect of the image.

VML Standard Attribute


The stroke image will be at least as big as the image size.

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