VML RuleInitiator Attribute

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Determines whether a rules engine will be used. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

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


The default value is False. If the value is True, a rules engine is used.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute


The shape will be processed by a rules engine.

   <v:rect id=myrect fillcolor="red" rulesinitiator="True"