Selection.LayoutChangeDirection Method (Visio)

Revises the layout of a selection of connected shapes by rotating or flipping the connected shapes as a unit, without rotating or flipping the individual shapes.

Version Information

Version Added: Visio 2010

Syntax

expression .LayoutChangeDirection(Direction)

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description

Direction

Required

VisLayoutDirection

The layout action to take. See Remarks for possible values.

Return Value

Nothing

Remarks

The Direction parameter must be one of the following VisLayoutDirection constants.

Constant Value Description

visLayoutDirRotateRight

0

Rotates the selection 90 degrees clockwise.

visLayoutDirRotateLeft

1

Rotates the selection 90 degrees counterclockwise.

visLayoutDirFlipVert

2

Flips the selection vertically.

visLayoutDirFlipHorz

3

Flips the selection horizontally.

Example

The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the LayoutChangeDirection method to flip a selection of connected shapes vertically, without flipping the individual shapes.

Public Sub SelectionLayoutChangeDirection_Example()
    Dim vsoSelection As Visio.Selection 
    Set vsoSelection = ActiveWindow.Selection 
    
    vsoSelection.LayoutChangeDirection (visLayoutDirFlipVert) 
    
End Sub

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