VML ForceDash Attribute

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Determines whether a dashed outline is used to draw a shape when a shape has no line or fill. Read/write. VgTriState.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element o:forcedash=" expression ">


Used by Microsoft PowerPoint placeholders to draw a dashed outline when there is no line and no fill for a shape. Default is False. If True, a dashed outline will be used to indicate a placeholder.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute


A dashed line will be used to render the shape if there is no line or fill.

   <v:rect id=myrect fillcolor="red" o:forcedash="True"



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