Master.Shapes Property (Visio)

Office 2013 and later

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Returns the Shapes collection for a page, master, or group. Read-only.

expression .Shapes

expression A variable that represents a Master object.

Return Value


This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Shapes property to get the Shapes collection. It prints the names of all shapes on Page1 in the Immediate window.

To run this macro, make sure the active document has shapes on Page1.

Public Sub Shapes_Example() 
 Dim intCounter As Integer 
 Dim intShapeCount As Integer 
 Dim vsoShapes As Visio.Shapes 
 Set vsoShapes = ActiveDocument.Pages.Item(1).Shapes 
 Debug.Print "Shapes in document: "; ActiveDocument.Name 
 Debug.Print "On page: "; ActiveDocument.Pages.Item(1).Name 
 intShapeCount = vsoShapes.Count 
 If intShapeCount > 0 Then 
 For intCounter = 1 To intShapeCount 
 Debug.Print " "; vsoShapes.Item(intCounter).Name 
 Next intCounter 
 Debug.Print "No Shapes On Page" 
 End If 
End Sub