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Selection.GetContainers Method (Visio)

Returns an array of shape identifiers (IDs) of the container shapes in the selection.

Version Added: Visio 2010

expression .GetContainers(NestedOptions)

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

NestedOptions

Required

VisContainerNested

Indicates whether to exclude shapes in nested containers. See Remarks for possible values.

Return Value

Long()

The NestedOptions parameter must be one of the following VisContainerNested constants.

Constant

Value

Description

visContainerIncludeNested

0

Include shapes that are in nested containers.

visContainerExcludeNested

1

Exclude shapes that are in nested containers..

You can use the Shapes.ItemFromID property to get the actual shapes from the IDs returned by GetContainers.

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