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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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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 NextEnd Sub
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