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Document.Category Property (Visio)

Office 2013 and later

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

expression .Category

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

Return Value


Setting the Category property is equivalent to entering information in the Categories box in the Properties dialog box (click the File tab, click Info, click Properties, and then click Advanced Properties).

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This Microsoft Visual Basic macro shows how to use the Category property to categorize a drawing. It adds a Document object to the Documents collection and sets the Document object's Category property as well as other 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 Category_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 

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