A file containing user-supplied node content

type: string, default: ""


Sets the node's shape="box". The image in the shapefile must be rectangular. The image formats supported as well as the precise semantics of how the file is used depends on the output format. For further details, see Image Formats and External PostScript files.

There is one exception to this usage: If shape="epsf", shapefile gives a filename containing a definition of the node in PostScript. The graphics defined must be contain all of the node content, including any desired boundaries. For further details, see External PostScript files.

Only paths to local resources are supported. If you want to use a URL to a remote resource, see the script.

Valid on:
  • Nodes

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