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ColorEffect.By Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a ColorFormat object that represents a change to the color of the object by the specified number, expressed in RGB format. Read-only.


expression. By

expression A variable that represents a ColorEffect object.


Do not confuse this property with the ByX or ByY properties of the ScaleEffect and MotionEffect objects, which are only used for scaling or motion effects.


This example adds a color effect and changes its color. This example assumes there is at least one shape on the first slide of the active presentation.

Sub AddAndChangeColorEffect()

    Dim effBlinds As Effect
    Dim tmlnShape As TimeLine
    Dim shpShape As Shape
    Dim animBehavior As AnimationBehavior
    Dim clrEffect As ColorEffect

    'Sets shape, timing, and effect
    Set shpShape = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(1)
    Set tmlnShape = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine
    Set effBlinds = tmlnShape.MainSequence.AddEffect _
        (Shape:=shpShape, effectId:=msoAnimEffectBlinds)

    'Adds animation behavior and color effect
    Set animBehavior = tmlnShape.MainSequence(1).Behaviors _
    Set clrEffect = animBehavior.ColorEffect

    'Specifies color
    clrEffect.By.RGB = RGB(Red:=255, Green:=0, Blue:=0)

End Sub

See also


ColorEffect Object

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