VML Master Attribute

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Determines whether a ShapeType element is a master element. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element o:master=" expression ">


If True, the ShapeType shape is rendered by the rendering engine. The default value is False.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute


The ShapeType element is a master shape.

   <v:shapetype id="laure"
   coordorigin= "0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   fillcolor= "red" o:master="True"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">