Shape.Text Property (Visio)
Published: July 16, 2012
Returns all of the shape's text. Read/write.
In the text returned by the Text property of a Shape object, fields are represented by an escape character (30 (&H1E)) For example, if a Shape object's text contains a field that displays the file name of a drawing, the Shape object's Text property returns an escape character where that field is inserted into the text. If you want the text to contain the expanded field, get the shape's Characters property, and then get the Text property of the resulting Characters object.
If the shape is a group, the text returned is dependent on the value of the IsTextEditTarget cell.
If IsTextEditTarget is TRUE, the Text property of the Shape object returns the text of the group.
If IsTextEditTarget is FALSE, the Text property of the Shape object returns the text of the shape in the group at the top of the stacking order.
Objects from other applications and guides do not have a Text property.
If your Visual Studio solution includes the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Visio reference, this property maps to the following types:
This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to get the Text property of a shape.
Public Sub ShapeText_Example() Dim vsoRectangle As Visio.Shape Dim vsoOval As Visio.Shape Dim vsoShapeFromCell As Visio.Shape Dim vsoShapeFromCharacters As Visio.Shape Dim vsoCell As Visio.Cell Dim vsoCharacters As Visio.Characters 'Create 2 different shapes and add different text to each shape. Set vsoRectangle = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(2, 3, 5, 4) Set vsoOval = ActivePage.DrawOval(2, 5, 5, 7) vsoRectangle.Text = "Rectangle Shape" vsoOval.Text = "Oval Shape" 'Get a Cell object from the first shape. Set vsoCell = vsoRectangle.Cells("Width") 'Get a Characters object from the second shape. Set vsoCharacters = vsoOval.Characters 'Use the Shape property to get the Shape object. Set vsoShapeFromCell = vsoCell.Shape Set vsoShapeFromCharacters = vsoCharacters.Shape 'Use each shape's text to verify the proper Shape 'object was returned. Debug.Print vsoShapeFromCell.Text Debug.Print vsoShapeFromCharacters.Text End Sub