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Selection.HasChildShapeRange Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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True if the selection contains child shapes. Read-only.


expression. HasChildShapeRange

expression A variable that represents a ParagraphFormat object.

Return Value



This example creates a new slide with a drawing canvas, populates the drawing canvas with shapes, and selects the shapes added to the canvas. Then after checking that the shapes selected are child shapes, it fills the child shapes with a pattern.

Sub ChildShapes()

    Dim sldNew As Slide
    Dim shpCanvas As Shape

    'Create a new slide with a drawing canvas and shapes
    Set sldNew = Presentations(1).Slides _
        .Add(Index:=1, Layout:=ppLayoutBlank)

    Set shpCanvas = sldNew.Shapes.AddCanvas( _
        Left:=100, Top:=100, Width:=200, Height:=200)

    With shpCanvas.CanvasItems
        .AddShape msoShapeRectangle, Left:=0, Top:=0, _
            Width:=100, Height:=100

        .AddShape msoShapeOval, Left:=0, Top:=50, _
            Width:=100, Height:=100

        .AddShape msoShapeDiamond, Left:=0, Top:=100, _
            Width:=100, Height:=100

    End With

    'Select all shapes in the canvas

    'Fill canvas child shapes with a pattern
    With ActiveWindow.Selection
        If .HasChildShapeRange = True Then
            .ChildShapeRange.Fill.Patterned Pattern:=msoPatternDivot
            MsgBox "This is not a range of child shapes."
        End If
    End With

End Sub

See also


Selection Object

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