VML Shininess Attribute

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Defines the concentration of the reflected light on an extrusion surface. Read/write. VgNumber.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<o: element shininess=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .shininess="expression"



High values (8-10) would approximate the shininess of a mirror and low values (2-3) would approximate a speckled effect. Values of 4-7 are typical. Reflections do not mirror other objects; only pinpoint light sources are reflected. Default value is 5.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute