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GraphicFrame Class

Graphic Frame.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is xdr:graphicFrame.


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Drawing.Spreadsheet
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)

public class GraphicFrame : OpenXmlCompositeElement

The following table lists the possible child types:

  • NonVisualGraphicFrameProperties <xdr:nvGraphicFramePr>

  • Transform <xdr:xfrm>

  • DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Drawing.Graphic <a:graphic>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] graphicFrame (Graphic Frame)

This element describes a single graphical object frame for a spreadsheet which contains a graphical object.

Parent Elements

absoluteAnchor (§; grpSp (§; oneCellAnchor (§; twoCellAnchor (§

Child Elements


graphic (Graphic Object)


nvGraphicFramePr (Non-Visual Properties for a Graphic Frame)


xfrm (2D Transform for Graphic Frames)




fPublished (Publish to Server Flag)

This attribute indicates whether the shape shall be published with the worksheet when sent to the server.

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the W3C XML Schema boolean datatype.

macro (Reference To Custom Function)

This element specifies the custom function associated with the object. [Example: A macro script, add-in function, and so on. end example]

The format of this string shall be application-defined, and should be ignored if not understood.


< … macro="DoWork()" />

end example]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the W3C XML Schema string datatype.

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_GraphicalObjectFrame) is located in §A.4.5. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

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