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Shapes.AddPolyline Method (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Creates an open polyline or a closed polygon drawing. Returns a Shape object that represents the new polyline or polygon.


expression. AddPolyline( SafeArrayOfPoints )

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
SafeArrayOfPointsRequiredVariantAn array of coordinate pairs that specifies the polyline drawing's vertices.

Return Value



To form a closed polygon, assign the same coordinates to the first and last vertices in the polyline drawing.


This example adds a triangle to myDocument. Because the first and last points have the same coordinates, the polygon is closed and filled. The color of the triangle's interior will be the same as the default shape's fill color.

Dim triArray(1 To 4, 1 To 2) As Single

triArray(1, 1) = 25

triArray(1, 2) = 100

triArray(2, 1) = 100

triArray(2, 2) = 150

triArray(3, 1) = 150

triArray(3, 2) = 50

triArray(4, 1) = 25     ' Last point has same coordinates as first

triArray(4, 2) = 100

Set myDocument = ActivePresentation.Slides(1)

myDocument.Shapes.AddPolyline SafeArrayOfPoints:=triArray

See also


Shapes Object

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