VML RotationAngle Attribute

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Specifies the rotation of the object about the x and y -axes. Read/write. VgVector2D.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<o: element rotationangle=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .rotationangle="expression"



The rotation of the object is defined by a rotation angle about the y-axis followed by the rotation angle about the x-axis.The z-axis angle is controlled by the value of the shape's standard HTML Style Rotation attribute. The default value is 0,0.

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