Document.Description Property (Visio)

Gets or sets the description of a document, one of a document's properties. Read/write.

Version Added: Visio 2.0

expression .Description

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Return Value


Setting a document's Description property is equivalent to entering information in the Description box in the Properties dialog box (click the File tab, click Info, click Properties, and then click Advanced Properties).

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Use this feature with caution. Sensitive or confidential information could be revealed to other users.

This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Description property to document the description of a drawing. It adds a Document object to the Documents collection and sets the Document object's Description property as well as other document properties.

Before running this macro, substitute your own values for the items in italic in the following code. To verify that these properties have been set, open the Properties dialog box.

Public Sub Description_Example()  
    Dim vsoDocument As Visio.Document  
    Set vsoDocument = Documents.Add("")  
    'Set the properties of the document.  
    vsoDocument.Title = "document title"  
    vsoDocument.Creator = "author name"  
    vsoDocument.Description = "document description"  
    vsoDocument.Keywords = "keyword1, keyword2, keyword3"  
    vsoDocument.Subject = "document subject"  
    vsoDocument.Manager = "manager name"  
    vsoDocument.Category = "document category"  
End Sub