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DISTTOPATH Function

Returns the shortest distance from the point represented by the specified coordinates to a point on the path.

Version Information

Version Added: Visio 2010

Syntax

DISTTOPATH(section,x,y)

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description

section

Required

String

The Geometry section that represents the path, specified by a reference to its Path cell (for example, Geometry1.Path).

x

Required

Double

The x-coordinate of the point.

y

Required

Double

The y-coordinate of the point.

Return Value

Double

Remarks

Microsoft Visio returns #REF! if section does not exist.

The returned value is positive if the point is to the left of the direction of travel; it is negative if the point is to the right of the direction of travel.

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