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Shape.ZOrderPosition Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns the position of the specified shape in the z-order. Read-only.

Syntax

expression. ZOrderPosition

expression A variable that represents a Shape object.

Return Value

Long

Remarks

Shapes(1) returns the shape at the back of the z-order, and Shapes(Shapes.Count) returns the shape at the front of the z-order.

To set the shape's position in the z-order, use the ZOrder method.

A shape's position in the z-order corresponds to the shape's index number in the Shapes collection. For example, if there are four shapes on the slide, the expression myDocument.Shapes(1) returns the shape at the back of the z-order, and the expression myDocument.Shapes(4) returns the shape at the front of the z-order.

Whenever you add a new shape to a collection, it is added to the front of the z-order by default.

Example

This example adds an oval to myDocument and then places the oval second from the back in the z-order if there is at least one other shape on the slide.

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

With myDocument.Shapes.AddShape(msoShapeOval, 100, 100, 100, 300)

    While .ZOrderPosition > 2

        .ZOrder msoSendBackward

    Wend

End With

See also

Concepts

Shape Object

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