SendBackward Method
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Shape.SendBackward Method (Visio)

Office 2013 and later

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Moves a shape or selected shapes back one position in the z-order.

expression .SendBackward

expression A variable that represents a Shape object.

Return Value


This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to move a shape back one position in the z-order on a page.

Public Sub SendBackward_Example() 
 Dim vsoShape1 As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoShape2 As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoShape3 As Visio.Shape 
 'Draw three rectangles. 
 Set vsoShape1 = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(1, 1, 5, 5) 
 vsoShape1.Text = "1" 
 Set vsoShape2 = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(2, 2, 6, 6) 
 vsoShape2.Text = "2" 
 Set vsoShape3 = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(3, 3, 7, 7) 
 vsoShape3.Text = "3" 
 'Move vsoShape2 back one position in the z-order. 
End Sub 

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