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DisplayMode Cell (Action Tags Section)

Last modified: June 17, 2011

Applies to: Office 2013 | Visio 2013

Determines whether the action tag appears when the user moves the pointer over the tag, when the shape is selected, or all the time.

Note Note

In previous versions of Microsoft Visio, action tags are called smart tags.


Display Mode

Automation constant


Appears when the mouse is paused over the tag (the default).



Appears while the shape is selected.



Appears all the time.


Action tags do not appear on printed or published output.

If an action tag is defined for a page, and this cell contains a value of 1, the tag never appears because a page cannot be selected.

To get a reference to the DisplayMode cell by name from another formula, or from a program by using the CellsU property, use:

Cell name:
where is the name of the action tag row

To get a reference to the DisplayMode cell by index from a program, use the CellsSRC property with the following arguments:

Section index:


Row index:

visRowSmartTag + i
where i = 0, 1, 2...

Cell index:


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