VML Text-Decoration Attribute

This topic describes VML, a feature that is deprecated as of Windows Internet Explorer 9. Webpages and applications that rely on VML should be migrated to SVG or other widely supported standards.


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Defines the style of text decoration. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element style="text-decoration: expression ">

Script Syntax

element .style.textdecoration="expression"



Values include:

  • none (default)
  • underline
  • overline
  • line-through
  • blink

VML Standard Attribute


The text will be underlined.

   <v:line from="50 100" to="400 100">
   <v:fill on="True" color="red"/>
   <v:path textpathok="True"/>
   <v:textpath on="True" string="VML Text"
   style="text-decoration:underline;font:normal normal normal 36pt Arial"/>