ShapeLayout class

Office 2013 and later

Shape Layout Properties. When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is o:shapelayout.

Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Vml.Office
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)

public class ShapeLayout : OpenXmlCompositeElement

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition]

shapelayout (Shape Layout Properties)

This element contains child elements that store information used in the editing and layout of shapes.

Parent Elements

background (Part 1, §17.2.1); hdrShapeDefaults (§; object (Part 1, §; pict (§; pict (§9.5.1); shapeDefaults (§

Child Elements


idmap (Shape ID Map)


regrouptable (Shape Grouping History)


rules (Rule Set)




ext (VML Extension Handling Behavior)

Namespace: urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml

Specifies an optional value that indicates how applications that implement VML should interpret extensions not defined as part of the original specification of core VML.

[Rationale: This part of the original VML specification is included to assist applications that leverage existing VML support in implementing the Office Open XML Format. end rationale]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_Ext simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_ShapeLayout) is located in §A.6.2. 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.