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VML Reference Material - VML

relationtable (Diagram Relationship Table)

This element specifies a list that describes the relationships among diagram nodes.

[Example: The following table describes the parent-child relationships for shapes in an organization chart. The first entry describes the top-level shape in the diagram. The next two rows describe that the shapes are subordinates to the first shape. Shape 1029 is a subordinate of shape 1028. Shape 1032, a connector in this case, is in between the two.

<o:relationtable v:ext="edit">

<o:rel v:ext="edit" idsrc="#_s1028" iddest="#_s1028"/>

<o:rel v:ext="edit" idsrc="#_s1029" iddest="#_s1028" idcntr="#_s1032"/>

<o:rel v:ext="edit" idsrc="#_s1030" iddest="#_s1028" idcntr="#_s1033"/>


end example]

Parent Elements



Child Elements


rel (Diagram Relationship)





ext (VML Extension Handling Behavior)


Namespace: urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml

Specifies an optional value that indicates how applications that implement VML should interpret extensions not defined as part of the original specification of core VML.


[Rationale: This part of the original VML specification is included to assist applications that leverage existing VML support in implementing the Office Open XML Format. end rationale]


The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_Ext simple type (§

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_RelationTable">


   <element name="rel" type="CT_Relation" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="unbounded"/>


   <attributeGroup ref="v:AG_Ext"/>