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Shape.Index Property

Office 2007
Gets the ordinal position of a Shape object in the Shapes collection. Read-only.

Version Information
 Version Added:  Visio 2.0



expression   A variable that represents a Shape object.

Return Value


Most collections are indexed starting with 1 rather than zero (0), so the index of the first element is 1, the index of the second element is 2, and so forth. The index of the last element in a collection is the same as the value of that collection's Count property. You can iterate through a collection by using these index values. Adding objects to or deleting objects from a collection can change the index values of other objects in the collection.

There are some exceptions. The Colors collection is indexed starting with 0. This is consistent with the numbering displayed next to the colors that appear in the Color Palette dialog box (on the Tools menu, click Color Palette ).

These collections are also indexed starting with 0: AccelItems, AccelTables, MenuSets, MenuItems, Menus, ToolbarItems, Toolbars, and ToolbarSets.