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VML BlackLevel 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.

Note  As of December 2011, this topic has been archived. As a result, it is no longer actively maintained. For more information, see Archived Content. For information, recommendations, and guidance regarding the current version of Windows Internet Explorer, see Internet Explorer Developer Center.

Defines the intensity of black in an image. Read/write. VgNumber.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element blacklevel=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .blacklevel="expression"



Allows the color level to be modified so that blacks appear as true blacks, and all other colors are visible as shades above black. The default value is 0. While any number between positive and negative infinity is permitted, values less than -0.5 will display as all black and values greater than 0.5 will display as all white.

VML Standard Attribute


The image will be displayed with very dark tones.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:imagedata blacklevel="-0.2" src="kids.jpg"/>



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