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Visio Discussions => Visio Bugs (er...Issues) => Topic started by: wapperdude on December 18, 2008, 12:46:35 AM

Title: Rectangle mis-applies custom line pattern.
Post by: wapperdude on December 18, 2008, 12:46:35 AM
Custom line patterns do not close on correctly when applied to rectangular shape with square corners (zero rounding).

The lower left corner, x=0, y=0 in the geometry section, doesn't join the ends in a well behaved manner.  Actually, all corners tend to have some issue depending upon the pattern.
Title: Re: Rectangle mis-applies custom line pattern.
Post by: Visio Guy on December 18, 2008, 01:38:59 AM
I run into this too (too often!)

I wonder if this is 100% a bug or partly a 'philosophy' issue where it isn't possible to 'programmatically know" what the pattern-creator intended.

It would be interesting to compare pattern behavior between Visio and other apps that support custom patterns like Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw.
Title: Re: Rectangle mis-applies custom line pattern.
Post by: wapperdude on December 18, 2008, 11:28:14 AM
I had thought about whether or not this was buggy, and decided that it should be treated as such.  My reasoning was...the rectangle is an enclosed shape, the border/frame, is a continuous band, therefore, the custom fill should be a continuous band.  I can see where this might be somewhat problematical to implement at corners, but, without rounding, each side should have a nice 45deg cut.