Selection.HasChildShapeRange Property (Word)
True if the selection contains child shapes. Read-only Boolean.
This example creates a new document with a drawing canvas, populates the drawing canvas with shapes, and then, after checking that the shapes are child shapes, fills the child shapes with a pattern.
Sub ChildShapes() Dim docNew As Document Dim shpCanvas As Shape 'Create a new document with a drawing canvas and shapes Set docNew = Documents.Add Set shpCanvas = docNew.Shapes.AddCanvas( _ Left:=100, Top:=100, Width:=200, Height:=200) shpCanvas.CanvasItems.AddShape msoShapeRectangle, _ Left:=0, Top:=0, Width:=100, Height:=100 shpCanvas.CanvasItems.AddShape msoShapeOval, _ Left:=0, Top:=50, Width:=100, Height:=100 shpCanvas.CanvasItems.AddShape msoShapeDiamond, _ Left:=0, Top:=100, Width:=100, Height:=100 'Select all shapes in the canvas shpCanvas.CanvasItems.SelectAll 'Fill canvas child shapes with a pattern If Selection.HasChildShapeRange = True Then Selection.ChildShapeRange.Fill.Patterned msoPatternDivot Else MsgBox "This is not a range of child shapes." End If End Sub