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FillFormat Object

Office 2007
Represents fill formatting for a shape. A shape can have a solid, gradient, texture, pattern, picture, or semitransparent fill.


Many of the properties of the FillFormat object are read-only. To set one of these properties, you have to apply the corresponding method.


Use the Fill property to return a FillFormat object. The following example adds a shape to the active document and then sets the gradient and color for the shape's fill.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub AddShapeAndSetFill()
    With ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes.AddShape(Type:=msoShapeHeart, _
            Left:=90, Top:=90, Width:=90, Height:=80).Fill
        .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(Red:=255, Green:=0, Blue:=0)
        .OneColorGradient Style:=msoGradientHorizontal, _
            Variant:=1, Degree:=1
    End With
End Sub