Visio2000: Sample Macro to Iterate Through All the Individual Shapes in a Group

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This article contains a sample Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that you can use to iterate through all the shapes in a group, for example, to apply common formatting to the individual shapes.


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Sample Code

The following procedure changes the colors in a selected group to yellow:
Public Sub ChangeGroupColors()

   Dim visGroupShape As Visio.Shape
   Dim visShapeCount As Integer
   Set visGroupShape = ActiveWindow.Selection(1)
   'Ensure that the selection is a Group.
   If visGroupShape.Type <> visTypeGroup Then
      Exit Sub
   End If
   ' Iterate through each of the Group's shapes, and
   ' apply the color formatting.
    For visShapeCount = 1 To visGroupShape.Shapes.Count
        visGroupShape.Shapes(visShapeCount).Cells("FillForeGnd") = 5

End Sub


For additional information about how to use the sample code in this article, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
277011 Visio2000: How to Run Sample Code from Knowledge Base Articles
Or, go to the following Microsoft Web site:
MSDN Online Visio Development Center


Article ID: 282231 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
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