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Selection.Move Method (Visio)

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Moves a selection a specified distance.

Syntax

expression . Move( dx , dy , UnitsNameOrCode )

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
dxRequiredDoubleSpecifies the amount to move in the x-direction.
dyRequiredDoubleSpecifies the amount to move in the y-direction.
UnitsNameOrCodeOptionalVariantSpecifies the units to use for dx and dy. See Remarks for possible values. The default is inches.

Return Value

Nothing

Remarks

You can specify UnitsNameOrCode as an integer (a member of VisUnitCodes ) or a string value such as "inches". If the string is invalid or the unit code is inappropriate (nontextual), an error is generated.

For a complete list of valid unit strings along with corresponding Automation constants (integer values), see About units of measure.

Example

This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Move method to move a selection by a specified amount.

Public Sub Move_Example() 

 Dim vsoShape1 As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoShape2 As Visio.Shape 

 Set vsoShape1 = Application.ActiveWindow.Page.DrawRectangle(1, 9, 3, 7) 
 Set vsoShape2 = Application.ActiveWindow.Page.DrawRectangle(3, 6, 5, 5) 

 ActiveWindow.DeselectAll 

 ActiveWindow.Select vsoShape1, visSelect 
 ActiveWindow.Select vsoShape2, visSelect 
 Application.ActiveWindow.Selection.Move 2, 2 

End Sub
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