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Connect.FromSheet Property (Visio)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns the shape from which a connection or connections originate. Read-only.


expression . FromSheet

expression A variable that represents a Connect object.

Return Value



The FromSheet property for a Connect object is straightforward. It always returns the shape from which the Connect object originates.

A Connects collection represents several connections. If every connection represented by the collection originates from the same shape, the FromSheet property for the collection returns that shape. Otherwise, the FromSheet property returns Nothing and does not raise an exception.


This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the FromSheet property to find the shape a Connect object originates from in 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. For best results, connect two shapes from the Organization Chart Shapes stencil.

Public Sub FromSheet_Example() 

 Dim vsoShapes As Visio.Shapes 
 Dim vsoShape As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoConnectFrom As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoConnects As Visio.Connects 
 Dim vsoConnect As Visio.Connect 
 Dim intCurrentShapeIndex As Integer 
 Dim intCounter As Integer 

 Set vsoShapes = ActivePage.Shapes 

 For intCurrentShapeIndex = 1 To vsoShapes.Count 
 Set vsoShape = vsoShapes(intCurrentShapeIndex) 
 Set vsoConnects = vsoShape.Connects 

 For intCounter = 1 To vsoConnects.Count 
 Set vsoConnect = vsoConnects(intCounter) 
 Set vsoConnectFrom = vsoConnect.FromSheet 

 'Print the name of the shape the 
 'Connect object originates from. 
 Debug.Print vsoConnectFrom.Name 

 Next intCounter 

 Next intCurrentShapeIndex 

End Sub
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