Characters Object (Visio)
Represents a shape's text with the text fields expanded to the number of characters they display in a drawing window.
To retrieve a Characters object, use the Characters property of a Shape object.
The default property of a Characters object is Text.
The Begin and End properties of a Characters object determine the range of the shape's text that is represented by the Characters object. Initially, the range contains all of the shape's text; you can set the Begin and End properties to specify a subrange of the text.
After you retrieve a Characters object, you can use its Text property to retrieve or set the shape's text. Use the Copy, Cut, or Paste method to copy, cut, or paste the Characters object's text to or from the Clipboard. Use the CharProps or ParaProps property to change the Characters object's formatting.
If your Visual Studio solution includes the Microsoft.Office.Interop.Visio reference, this object maps to the following types: