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This article contains sample macros that you can use to hide and to show the Search for Shapes box that is displayed on the Shapes task pane in Microsoft Office Visio 2007 and Microsoft Office Visio 2003.
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Macro to hide the "Search for Shapes" box on the Shapes task pane
To hide the Search for Shapes box on the Shapes task pane in Visio, create a macro that contains the following code:
Sub ShapeSearchHide() ActiveWindow.Windows.ItemFromID(Visio.visWinIDShapeSearch).Visible = FALSEEnd Sub
Macro to show the "Search for Shapes" box on the Shapes task pane
To show the Search for Shapes box on the Shapes task pane in Visio, create a macro that contains the following code:
Sub ShapeSearchShow() ActiveWindow.Windows.ItemFromID(Visio.visWinIDShapeSearch).Visible = TrueEnd Sub
For more information about how to search for shapes in Visio, see Visio Help. To do so, on the Help menu, click Microsoft Office Visio Help, type finding shapes in the Search for box, and then press ENTER to view the topics that are returned.
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