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VML Reference Material - VML

textdata (VML Diagram Text)

This element specifies optional supplementary text information associated with a legacy VML shape that is a node in a VML diagram when it cannot otherwise be stored within the DrawingML framework.

[Note: An application could use this to preserve a specific diagram format for backward compatibility, but it is strongly recommended to upgrade all VML shapes to DrawingML shapes. end note]

Parent Elements

arc6.1.2.1); curve6.1.2.3); group6.1.2.7); image6.1.2.10); line6.1.2.12); oval6.1.2.13); polyline6.1.2.15); rect6.1.2.16); roundrect6.1.2.17); shape6.1.2.19); shapetype6.1.2.20)




id (Text Reference)

Specifies the identifier that is used in conjunction with a corresponding relationship file to resolve the location of the diagram shape text.




<v:shape ... o:dgmnodekind="0" >

<v:textbox inset="0,0,0,0"/>

<p:textdata id="rId1"/>



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The possible values for this attribute are defined by the XML Schema string datatype.

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

<complexType name="CT_Rel">

   <attribute name="id" type="xsd:string"/>