Welcome to the Visio 2013 Automation reference
This reference contains conceptual overviews, programming tasks, samples, and references to guide you in developing solutions based on Visio 2013.
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Initial publication: July 2012 | Updated: October 2012
This documentation includes the following:
An overview of using Automation with Visio.
Details on Visio objects, properties, methods, enumerations, and events.
Information about the Visio object model, the Visio type library, and extending the functionality of Visio with macros, add-ons, and COM (Component Object Model) add-ins.
A sample Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro.
Information about common Automation tasks, such as starting the Visual Basic Editor; viewing Visio object, property, method, enumeration, and event descriptions in the Object Browser; connecting to data sources, linking shapes to data, and displaying shape data graphically; and running macros and add-ons.
Information about using the Visio Drawing Control to integrate Visio into third-party applications.
For information about working with the cells, rows, and sections of a Visio ShapeSheet, either in the ShapeSheet window or by using Automation, see the Visio 2013 ShapeSheet Reference.
This documentation contains the following sections: