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Timing.TriggerType Property (PowerPoint)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Represents the trigger that starts an animation. Read/write.


expression. TriggerType

expression A variable that represents a Timing object.

Return Value



The value of the TriggerType property can be one of these MsoAnimTriggerType constants. The default is msoAnimTriggerOnPageClick.

|| |:-----| |msoAnimTriggerAfterPrevious| |msoAnimTriggerMixed| |msoAnimTriggerNone| |msoAnimTriggerOnPageClick| |msoAnimTriggerOnShapeClick| |msoAnimTriggerWithPrevious|


The following example adds a shape to a slide, adds an animation to the shape, and instructs the shape to begin the animation three seconds after it is clicked.

Sub AddShapeSetTiming() 

    Dim effDiamond As Effect 
    Dim shpRectangle As Shape 

    Set shpRectangle = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes _ 
        .AddShape(Type:=msoShapeRectangle, Left:=100, _ 
        Top:=100, Width:=50, Height:=50) 
    Set effDiamond = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine.MainSequence _ 
        .AddEffect(Shape:=shpRectangle, effectId:=msoAnimEffectPathDiamond) 

    With effDiamond.Timing 
        .Duration = 5 
        .TriggerType = msoAnimTriggerWithPrevious
        .TriggerDelayTime = 3 
    End With 

End Sub

See also


Timing Object

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