Shape.DeleteRow Method (Visio)

Deletes a row from a section in a ShapeSheet spreadsheet.

Version Added: Visio 2.0

expression .DeleteRow(Section, Row)

expression A variable that represents a Shape object.




Data Type





The index of the section that contains the row.




The index of the row to delete.

Return Value


To remove one row at a time from a ShapeSheet section, use the DeleteRow method. If the section has indexed rows, the rows following the deleted row shift position. If the row does not exist, nothing is deleted.

You should not delete rows that define fundamental characteristics of a shape, such as the 1-D Endpoints row (visRowXForm1D) or the component row (visRowComponent) or the MoveTo row (visRowVertex + 0) in a Geometry section. You cannot delete rows from sections represented by visSectionCharacter, visSectionParagraph, and visSectionTab.

The following Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the DeleteRow method to delete a ShapeSheet row.

Public Sub DeleteRow_Example() 
 Dim vsoPage As Visio.Page 
 Dim vsoShape As Visio.Shape 
 'Get the active page. 
 Set vsoPage = ActivePage 
 'If there isn't an active page, set the Page object 
 'to the first page of the active document. 
 If vsoPage Is Nothing Then 
 Set vsoPage = ActiveDocument.Pages(1) 
 End If 
 'Draw a rectangle on the active page. 
 Set vsoShape = vsoPage.DrawRectangle(1, 5, 5, 1) 
 'Add a scratch section to the ShapeSheet of the rectangle. 
 vsoShape.AddSection visSectionScratch 
 'Add a row to the scratch section. 
 vsoShape.AddRow visSectionScratch, visRowScratch, 0 
 'Delete the row from the scratch section. 
 vsoShape.DeleteRow visSectionScratch, visRowScratch 
End Sub