Office 2010

Adds a text box to a document. Returns a Shape object that represents the text box and adds it to the Shapes collection.

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

## Syntax

```Shape AddTextbox(
MsoTextOrientation Orientation,
float Left,
float Top,
float Width,
float Height,
ref Object Anchor
)
```

#### Parameters

Orientation
Type: MsoTextOrientation
Required MsoTextOrientation. The orientation of the text. Some of these constants may not be available to you, depending on the language support (U.S. English, for example) that you’ve selected or installed.
Left
Type: System.Single
Required Single. The position, measured in points, of the left edge of the text box.
Top
Type: System.Single
Required Single. The position, measured in points, of the top edge of the text box.
Width
Type: System.Single
Required Single. The width, measured in points, of the text box.
Height
Type: System.Single
Required Single. The height, measured in points, of the text box.
Anchor
Type: System.Object%
Optional Object. A Range object that represents the text to which the text box is bound. If Anchor is specified, the anchor is positioned at the beginning of the first paragraph in the anchoring range. If this argument is omitted, the anchoring range is selected automatically and the text box is positioned relative to the top and left edges of the page.

#### Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.Shape