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Shape.ParentGroupShape Property

Office 2007
Returns a Shape object that represents the common parent shape of a child shape or a range of child shapes.



expression   A variable that represents a Shape object.

Return Value


This example creates two shapes in the active document and groups those shapes. Then using one shape in the group, it accesses the parent group and fills all shapes in the parent group with the same fill pattern. This example assumes that the active document does not currently contain any shapes. If it does, an error may occur.

Visual Basic for Applications
Sub ParentGroupShape()
    Dim shpGroup As Shape

    With ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes
        .AddShape Type:=msoShapeOval, Left:=72, _
            Top:=72, Width:=100, Height:=100
        .AddShape Type:=msoShapeHeart, Left:=110, _
            Top:=120, Width:=100, Height:=100
        .Range(Array(1, 2)).Group
    End With

    Set shpGroup = ActiveDocument.Pages(1).Shapes(1) _
    shpGroup.Fill.Patterned Pattern:=msoPattern25Percent

End Sub

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