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Selection.Flip Method (Visio)

Flips selected shapes either as a group or individually about their pins. Returns Nothing.

Version Information

Version Added: Visio 2003

Syntax

expression .Flip(FlipDirection, FlipType, BlastGuards, PinX, PinY, PinUnitsNameOrCode)

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description

FlipDirection

Required

VisFlipDirection

Specifies the direction in which to flip the selection. See Remarks for possible values.

FlipType

Optional

VisFlipTypes

Specifes how selection is to be flipped. See Remarks for possible values.

BlastGuards

Optional

Boolean

True to override formulas in the ShapeSheet of any of the selected shapes to which the GUARD function has been applied; False to leave guarded formulas unchanged. The default is False.

PinX

Optional

Double

When FlipType is visFlipSelectionWithPin , specifies the X-position of the pin about which the selection is to be flipped.

PinY

Optional

Double

When FlipType is visFlipSelectionWithPin , specifies the Y-position of the pin about which the selection is to be flipped.

PinUnitsNameOrCode

Optional

Variant

Specifies the units to use for PinX and PinY. See Remarks for possible values. The default is inches.

Return Value

Nothing

Remarks

The following possible values for FlipDirection are declared in VisFlipDirection in the Visio type library.

Constant Value Description

visFlipHorizontal

1

Flip the selection horizontally.

visFlipVertical

2

Flip the selection vertically.

The following possible values for FlipType are declared in VisFlipTypes in the Visio type library.

Constant Value Description

visFlipSelectionWithPin

1

Flip the selection about a pin.

visFlipSelection

0

Flip the selection about its center.

visFlipShapes

2

Flip the selected shapes about their pins.

You can specify PinUnitsNameOrCode as an integer (a member of VisUnitCodes) or a string value such as "inches". If the string is invalid or the unit code is inappropriate (nontextual), an error is generated.

For a complete list of valid unit strings along with corresponding Automation constants (integer values), see About units of measure.

Example

This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Flip method to flip a selection horizontally.

Public Sub Flip_Example() 
 
 Dim vsoShape1 As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoShape2 As Visio.Shape 
 
 
 Set vsoShape1 = Application.ActiveWindow.Page.DrawRectangle(1, 9, 3, 7) 
 Set vsoShape2 = Application.ActiveWindow.Page.DrawRectangle(3, 6, 5, 5) 
 
 ActiveWindow.DeselectAll 
 
 ActiveWindow.Select vsoShape1, visSelect 
 ActiveWindow.Select vsoShape2, visSelect 
 
 
 Application.ActiveWindow.Selection.Flip visFlipHorizontal, visFlipSelection, False 
 
End Sub 

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