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ShapeElement Class

Represents a diagram or a shape or connector in a diagram. ShapeElements encapsulate the visual presentation of model elements.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.Diagrams (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.Diagrams.dll)

[DisplayNameResourceAttribute("Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams.ShapeElement.DisplayName", 
	typeof(CoreDesignSurfaceDomainModel), "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams.GeneratedCode.DomainModelResx")]
[DescriptionResourceAttribute("Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams.ShapeElement.Description", 
	typeof(CoreDesignSurfaceDomainModel), "Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams.GeneratedCode.DomainModelResx")]
[DomainObjectIdAttribute("ffb3d9f5-7a47-4e12-8501-0055bd018825")]
[CLSCompliantAttribute(true)]
public abstract class ShapeElement : PresentationElement, 
	IGeometryHost

To navigate to the model element or relationship that the shape represents, use ModelElement.

Important subtypes include:

  • Diagram – represents a collection of shapes and connectors. The content of a Diagram is persisted in a .diagram file. If you specify a diagram class in your DSL Definition, it is derived from this class.

  • NodeShape – represents a shape that has a non-zero area, not a connector. If you specify shape classes in your DSL Definition, they are derived from NodeShape.

  • BinaryLinkShape – represents a line between two NodeShapes. If you specify connector classes in your DSL Definition, they are derived from this BinaryLinkShape.

For more information, see How to: Access a Presentation Element from a Model Element.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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