# D Element

Office 2010

Represents different information based on its parent element. The following table describes the D element based on its parent element.

Parent element

Description of D element

Default unit

Scratch

A general-purpose element.

NUM

EllipticalArcTo

The ratio of an arc's major axis to its minor axis. Despite the usual meaning of these words, the major axis does not have to be greater than the minor axis, so this ratio does not have to be greater than 1. Setting this element to a value less than or equal to 0 or greater than 1000 can lead to unpredictable results.

NUM

NURBSTo

The first weight of the nonuniform rational B-spline (NURBS)

NUM

SplineStart

The degree of the spline (an integer from 1 to 25)

NUM

Ellipse

A y-coordinate of a point on the ellipse; paired with x-coordinate represented by the C element.

DL

ConnectionABCD

A general-purpose element.

NUM

## Syntax

```<D
[Unit]
[F]
[Err]
[V]>
</D>

```

## Attributes

Unit

Optional string. Represents a unit of measure. Default values are described in the preceding table. For details about a particular unit of measure, see Units of measure.

F

Optional string. Represents the element's formula. This attribute can contain one of the following strings: "someFormula" if the formula exists locally, "No Formula" if the formula is locally deleted or blocked, or "Inh" if the formula is inherited.

If the attribute is not present, the element's formula is a simple constant, for example, <element>5</element>.

Err

Optional string. Indicates that the formula evaluates to an error. The value of Err is the current value (an error message string); the value of the element is the last valid value.

V

Optional string. Represents the null string condition for a string cell value. In some cases it is helpful to distinguish between an empty string cell null and a null string cell value. This attribute is used to distinguish between these forms of an empty value.

## Element properties

Property

Value

Name

D

Minimum Occurrences

0

Maximum Occurrences

1

## Element information

Parent elements

Scratch

ConnectionABCD

Ellipse

EllipticalArcTo

SplineStart

NURBSTo

Child elements

SolutionXML

The D element is relevant only when contained in a DocumentSheet , PageSheet , or Shape element. It is ignored when contained in a StyleSheet element.

D cell (Connection Points section)

D cell (Geometry section)

Geom element

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