Selection.GetIDs Method (Visio)
Published: July 16, 2012
Gets the shape IDs of the shapes in the selection.
This Visio object or member is available only to licensed users of Visio Professional 2013.
Microsoft Visio uses ID numbers to identify shapes, recordsets, and data rows. Shape IDs are unique only within the scope of the page they are on. After you determine these shape IDs, you can pass them to the Page.LinkShapesToDataRows method to specify exactly how the shapes in your diagram should link to data rows in the available data recordsets. Shape IDs are unique within the scope of a particular page.
To determine the shape ID for a shape that is part of a selection, use the Selection.GetIDs method.
The set of shape IDs returned is determined by the setting of the Selection.IterationMode property.
The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the GetIDs method to get the IDs of shapes in a selection and print the IDs in the Immediate window. It selects all the shapes in the active window.
Public Sub GetIDs_Example() Dim vsoSelection As Visio.Selection Dim lngShapeIDs() As Long Dim lngShapeID As Long ActiveWindow.DeselectAll ActiveWindow.SelectAll Set vsoSelection = ActiveWindow.Selection Call vsoSelection.GetIDs(lngShapeIDs) For lngShapeID = LBound(lngShapeIDs) To UBound(lngShapeIDs) Debug.Print lngShapeID Next End Sub