TextBkgndTrans Cell (Text Block Format Section)

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Determines the transparency level for the background color of the shape's text block.



0 - 100

Represents the percentage of transparency. The default is 0% (completely opaque).

Values are rounded to the nearest half percent. A value of 100% is completely transparent. Although a shape that has a completely transparent text background appears the same on the drawing page as a shape that has no text background, it interacts with other objects on the page in the same way as if its transparency were 0%.

You can also set this value using the slider control on the Font tab of the Text dialog box (on the Home tab, click the Font arrow).

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

Cell name:


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

Section index:


Row index:


Cell index: