Page.BackPage Property (Visio)

Office 2013 and later

Contribute to this content

Use GitHub to suggest and submit changes. See our guidelines for contributing to VBA documentation.

Gets or sets the background page of a page. Read/write.

expression .BackPage

expression A variable that represents a Page object.

Return Value


If a page has no background, its BackPage property returns an empty Variant. Otherwise the returned Variant refers to a Page object, the background page of the indicated page.

To assign a background page to a page, set the page's BackPage property to the name of that background page. To cause a page to have no background page, pass an empty string to the BackPage property.

Markup overlay pages cannot have background pages, so you cannot use the BackPage property to assign a background page to a markup overlay page.

Note Note

In earlier versions of Visio (through version 4.1), the BackPage property returned an object (as opposed to a Variant of type Object) and it accepted a string (as opposed to a Variant of type String). Because of changes in Automation support tools, the property has been modified so that it accepts and returns a Variant.