LOCTOPAR Function

Office 2013 and later

Last modified: March 09, 2015

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

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Returns a transformed point in parent coordinates in the destination coordinate system.

LOCTOPAR(srcPoint, srcRef, dstRef)

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

srcPoint

Required

String

A point in local coordinates in the source coordinate system.

srcRef

Required

String

A reference to a cell in the source object.

dstRef

Required

String

A reference to a cell in the destination object.

Return Value

String

Converts a point from local coordinates in a source shape to parent coordinates in a destination shape. You can use the LOCTOPAR function to set parent coordinates in cells, such as PinX, PinY, BeginX, and BeginY in a shape using another point from another coordinate system.

This function works even when the source and destination shapes are within groups. It also adjusts for rotation and flips in the intermediate transformation.

The source and destination coordinates must be on the same page.

If the destination is a page, which has no parent, the result is expressed in the page's local coordinates.

LOCTOPAR(PNT(LocPinX, LocPinY), Width, Sheet.4!Width)

Converts the local pin of the shape associated with the formula to parent coordinates of Sheet.4.

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