InlineShapes Interface

A collection of InlineShape objects that represent all the inline shapes in a document, range, or selection.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll)

[GuidAttribute("000209A9-0000-0000-C000-000000000046")]
public interface InlineShapes : IEnumerable

Use the InlineShapes property of a _Document, Range, or Selection object to return an InlineShapes collection.

Use the New method to create a new picture as an inline shape. You can use the AddPicture and AddOLEObject methods to add pictures or OLE objects and link them to a source file. Use the AddOLEControl method to add an ActiveX control.

Shape objects are anchored to a range of text but are free-floating and can be positioned anywhere on the page. You can use the Shape.ConvertToInlineShape method and the InlineShape.ConvertToShape method to convert shapes from one type to the other. You can convert only pictures, OLE objects, and ActiveX controls to inline shapes.

The Count property for this collection in a document returns the number of items in the main story only. To count items in other stories use the collection with the Range object.

When you open a document created in an earlier version of Microsoft Word, pictures are converted to inline shapes.

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