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Connect.FromCell Property (Visio)

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Returns the cell from which a connection originates. Read-only.

Syntax

expression . FromCell

expression A variable that represents a Connect object.

Return Value

Cell

Remarks

A connection is defined by a reference in a cell in the shape from which the connection originates to a cell in the shape to which the connection is made. The FromCell property returns the Cell object for the cell from which the connection originates.

Following is a list of possible connections and the values of their related FromCell properties.

A connection is defined by a reference in a cell in the shape from which the connection originates to a cell in the shape to which the connection is made. The FromCell property returns the Cell object for the cell from which the connection originates.

Following is a list of possible connections and the values of their related FromCell properties.

From the begin or end cell of a 1-D shape to...

  • A connection point cell: The FromCell property returns either the BeginX or EndX cell, depending on which endpoint was glued.

  • A cell of a guide or guide point: When the begin or end cell of a 1-D shape is glued to a cell of a guide or guide point, two connections are created—one from the endpoint's X cell to the guide's Angle cell, and one from the endpoint's Y cell to the guide's Angle cell. The FromCell property of one Connect object returns the BeginX or EndX cell and, the FromCell property of the other Connect object returns the BeginY or EndY cell, depending on which endpoint is glued.

  • The pin of a 2-D shape (creates dynamic glue): The shape from which the glue originates must be routable or have a dynamic glue type. The FromCell property returns either the BeginX or EndX cell, depending on which endpoint was glued.

  • Any cell of a vertex row in a Geometry section: The FromCell property returns either the BeginX or EndX cell, depending on which endpoint was glued.

  • The begin or end cell of a 1-D shape: The FromCell property returns either the BeginX or EndX cell, depending on which endpoint was glued.

  • The edge (a cell in the Alignment section) of a 2-D shape: The FromCell property returns either the BeginX or EndX cell, depending on which endpoint was glued.

From the edge (a cell in the Alignment section) of a 2-D shape to a cell of a guide or guide point:

The FromCell property returns the Alignment cell that is glued to the guide.

From an outward or inward/outward connection point cell of a 1-D shape to an inward or inward/outward connection point cell that is not a cell of a guide or guide point:

When these cells are glued, two connections are created—one from the BeginX cell of the 1-D shape to the Connections.X i cell, and the other from the EndX cell of the 1-D shape to the Connections.Y i cell. The FromCell property returns BeginX for one Connect object, and EndX for the other.

From an outward or inward/outward connection point cell of a 2-D shape to an inward or inward/outward type connection point cell that is not a cell of a guide or guide point:

If the outward connection point is directionless, the FromCell property returns the PinX cell. If the outward connection point has a direction, then two connection points are created. The FromCell property returns the Angle cell for one Connect object and the PinX cell for the other.

From a control point cell to...

  • A connection point cell: The FromCell property returns the Controls.X i cell.

  • A cell of a guide or guide point: When a control point is glued to a cell of a guide or guide point other than a connection point cell, two connections are created. The FromCell property of one Connect object returns Controls.X i and the second Connect object returns Controls.Y i .

  • Any cell of a vertex row in a Geometry section: The FromCell property returns the Controls.X i cell.

  • The begin or end cell of a 1-D shape that isn't a guide or guide point: The FromCell property returns the Controls.X i cell.

  • The edge (a cell in the Alignment section) of a 2-D shape: The FromCell property returns the Controls.X i cell.

Example

This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to extract connection information from a Microsoft Visio drawing. The example displays the connection information in the Immediate window.

This example assumes there is an active document that contains at least two connected shapes.


Public Sub FromCell_Example() 

    Dim vsoShapes As Visio.Shapes  
    Dim vsoShape As Visio.Shape  
    Dim vsoConnectCell As Visio.Cell  
    Dim vsoConnects As Visio.Connects  
    Dim vsoConnect As Visio.Connect  
    Dim intCurrentShapeID As Integer 
    Dim intCounter As Integer 
    Set vsoShapes = ActivePage.Shapes 

    'For each shape on the page, get all its connections. 
    For intCurrentShapeIndex = 1 To vsoShapes.Count  
        Set vsoShape = vsoShapes(intCurrentShapeIndex)  
        Set vsoConnects = vsoShape.Connects  

        'For each connection, get the cell the connection  
        'originates from, and print its name in the Immediate window. 
        For intCounter = 1 To vsoConnects.Count  
            Set vsoConnect = vsoConnects(intCounter)  
            Set vsoConnectCell = vsoConnect.FromCell  
            Debug.Print "From " &; vsoConnectCell.Name  
        Next intCounter  

    Next intCurrentShapeIndex  

End Sub
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