FillBkgnd Cell (Fill Format Section)

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Determines the color used for the background (fill) of the shape's fill pattern.

To set the color, enter a number from 0 to 23.

To enter a custom color, use the RGB or HSL function. The value of a custom color is its RGB color, and RGB( r, g, b ), rather than a number, will be shown in the ShapeSheet window. When used in numeric operations, custom colors have values of 24 and above.

You can set the transparency of the background fill in the FillBkgndTrans cell.

To get a reference to the FillBkgnd cell by name from another formula, or from a program using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:


To get a reference to the FillBkgnd cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:


Cell index: