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ShapeRange.ParentGroup Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns a Shape object that represents the common parent shape of a child shape or a range of child shapes.


expression. ParentGroup

expression A variable that represents a ShapeRange object.

Return Value



This example creates two shapes on the first slide in the active presentation and groups those shapes; then using one shape in the group, accesses the parent group and fills all shapes in the parent group with the same fill color. This example assumes that the first slide of the active presentation does not currently contain any shapes. If it does, you will receive an error.

Sub ParentGroup()

    Dim sldNewSlide As Slide
    Dim shpParentGroup As Shape

    'Add two shapes to active document and group

    Set sldNewSlide = ActivePresentation.Slides _
        .Add(Index:=1, Layout:=ppLayoutBlank)

    With sldNewSlide.Shapes
        .AddShape Type:=msoShapeBalloon, Left:=72, _
            Top:=72, Width:=100, Height:=100

        .AddShape Type:=msoShapeOval, Left:=110, _
            Top:=120, Width:=100, Height:=100

        .Range(Array(1, 2)).Group
    End With

    Set shpParentGroup = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes(1) _

    shpParentGroup.Fill.ForeColor.RGB = RGB _
        (Red:=151, Green:=51, Blue:=250)

End Sub

See also


ShapeRange Object

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