TagName Cell (Actions Section)

Contains the name of the action tag that this action is associated with.


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

The TagName cell in the Actions section works together with the TagName cell in the Action Tags section to associate an action tag with its actions.

  • If the TagName cell in an Actions row is blank, the action appears on a shortcut menu, not on an action tag menu.

  • If a TagName cell value in the Actions row matches the TagName cell value in a Smart Tags row, the action appears on the action tag menu.

  • If an action's TagName cell has a value but it does not match the TagName value in any shape tag row, that action does not appear on any action tag menus or shortcut menus.

  • If several smart tag rows have the same TagName value, they will all show the same actions.

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

Cell name:

Actions.name.TagNamewhere Actions.name is the name of the Actions row

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

Section index:


Row index:

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

Cell index: