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AddShape Method [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

As it applies to the Shapes object, returns a Shape object that represents the new AutoShape in a worksheet. As it applies to the CanvasShapes object, returns a Shape object that represents the new AutoShape in a drawing canvas.

expression.AddShape(Type, Left, Top, Width, Height)

expression Required. An expression that returns a Shapes object.

MsoAutoShapeType can be one of these MsoAutoShapeType constants.
msoShape16pointStar
msoShape24pointStar
msoShape32pointStar
msoShape4pointStar
msoShape5pointStar
msoShape8pointStar
msoShapeActionButtonBackorPrevious
msoShapeActionButtonBeginning
msoShapeActionButtonCustom
msoShapeActionButtonDocument
msoShapeActionButtonEnd
msoShapeActionButtonForwardorNext
msoShapeActionButtonHelp
msoShapeActionButtonHome
msoShapeActionButtonInformation
msoShapeActionButtonMovie
msoShapeActionButtonReturn
msoShapeActionButtonSound
msoShapeArc
msoShapeBalloon
msoShapeBentArrow
msoShapeBentUpArrow
msoShapeBevel
msoShapeBlockArc
msoShapeCan
msoShapeChevron
msoShapeCircularArrow
msoShapeCloudCallout
msoShapeCross
msoShapeCube
msoShapeCurvedDownArrow
msoShapeCurvedDownRibbon
msoShapeCurvedLeftArrow
msoShapeCurvedRightArrow
msoShapeCurvedUpArrow
msoShapeCurvedUpRibbon
msoShapeDiamond
msoShapeDonut
msoShapeDoubleBrace
msoShapeDoubleBracket
msoShapeDoubleWave
msoShapeDownArrow
msoShapeDownArrowCallout
msoShapeDownRibbon
msoShapeExplosion1
msoShapeExplosion2
msoShapeFlowchartAlternateProcess
msoShapeFlowchartCard
msoShapeFlowchartCollate
msoShapeFlowchartConnector
msoShapeFlowchartData
msoShapeFlowchartDecision
msoShapeFlowchartDelay
msoShapeFlowchartDirectAccessStorage
msoShapeFlowchartDisplay
msoShapeFlowchartDocument
msoShapeFlowchartExtract
msoShapeFlowchartInternalStorage
msoShapeFlowchartMagneticDisk
msoShapeFlowchartManualInput
msoShapeFlowchartManualOperation
msoShapeFlowchartMerge
msoShapeFlowchartMultidocument
msoShapeFlowchartOffpageConnector
msoShapeFlowchartOr
msoShapeFlowchartPredefinedProcess
msoShapeFlowchartPreparation
msoShapeFlowchartProcess
msoShapeFlowchartPunchedTape
msoShapeFlowchartSequentialAccessStorage
msoShapeFlowchartSort
msoShapeFlowchartStoredData
msoShapeFlowchartSummingJunction
msoShapeFlowchartTerminator
msoShapeFoldedCorner
msoShapeHeart
msoShapeHexagon
msoShapeHorizontalScroll
msoShapeIsoscelesTriangle
msoShapeLeftArrow
msoShapeLeftArrowCallout
msoShapeLeftBrace
msoShapeLeftBracket
msoShapeLeftRightArrow
msoShapeLeftRightArrowCallout
msoShapeLeftRightUpArrow
msoShapeLeftUpArrow
msoShapeLightningBolt
msoShapeLineCallout1
msoShapeLineCallout1AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout1BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout1NoBorder
msoShapeLineCallout2
msoShapeLineCallout2AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout2BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout2NoBorder
msoShapeLineCallout3
msoShapeLineCallout3AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout3BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout3NoBorder
msoShapeLineCallout4
msoShapeLineCallout4AccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout4BorderandAccentBar
msoShapeLineCallout4NoBorder
msoShapeMixed
msoShapeMoon
msoShapeNoSymbol
msoShapeNotchedRightArrow
msoShapeNotPrimitive
msoShapeOctagon
msoShapeOval
msoShapeOvalCallout
msoShapeParallelogram
msoShapePentagon
msoShapePlaque
msoShapeQuadArrow
msoShapeQuadArrowCallout
msoShapeRectangle
msoShapeRectangularCallout
msoShapeRegularPentagon
msoShapeRightArrow
msoShapeRightArrowCallout
msoShapeRightBrace
msoShapeRightBracket
msoShapeRightTriangle
msoShapeRoundedRectangle
msoShapeRoundedRectangularCallout
msoShapeSmileyFace
msoShapeStripedRightArrow
msoShapeSun
msoShapeTrapezoid
msoShapeUpArrow
msoShapeUpArrowCallout
msoShapeUpDownArrow
msoShapeUpDownArrowCallout
msoShapeUpRibbon
msoShapeUTurnArrow
msoShapeVerticalScroll
msoShapeWave

Left, Top  Required Single. The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the AutoShape's bounding box relative to the upper-left corner of the document.

Width, Height  Required Single. The width and height of the AutoShape's bounding box, in points.

Remarks

To change the type of an AutoShape that you've added, set the AutoShapeType property.

Example

This example adds a rectangle to myDocument.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1)
myDocument.Shapes.AddShape msoShapeRectangle, 50, 50, 100, 200
		


Applies to | Shapes Collection


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