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Inside XML by Steven Holzner

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Using Predefined Shapes

There are quite a few predefined shapes in VML, and using them can save you a lot of effort. In this section, I'll take a look at how to draw graphics using these elements.

The <rect> Element

The <rect> element just draws rectangles. This element supports both the coreattrs and shapeattrs attributes; here is its XML template, showing the default values for those attributes:

<rect
id=null
href=null
target=null
class=null
title=null
alt=null
style='visibility: visible'
opacity="1.0"
chromakey="null"
stroke="true"
strokecolor="black"
strokeweight="1"
fill="true"
fillcolor="white"
print="true"
coordsize="1000,1000"
coordorigin="0 0"
/>

Here's an example; in this case, I'll draw a rectangle that's red with a green border ...

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