This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

ShapeElement.ParentShape Property

Gets the parent shape element. To appear on a diagram, a shape or connector must have a parent.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Diagrams
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.Diagrams (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.Modeling.Sdk.Diagrams.dll)

public ShapeElement ParentShape { get; }

If ParentShape is not null, this shape element is either in the nestedChildShapes or the RelativeChildShapes of its parent; and either IsNestedChildor IsRelativeChild is true.

A diagram does not have a parent.

A shape can have a null parent while part of a diagram is being constructed.

To get quickly to the diagram at the top of the tree, use Diagram.