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Master.Layers Property (Visio)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Returns the Layers collection of an object. Read-only.


expression . Layers

expression A variable that represents a Master object.

Return Value



This Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro shows how to use the Layers property to add shapes to layers. It also uses the Layer property to get a reference to a particular layer, the LayerCount property to determine the number of layers to which a shape is assigned, and the Name property to get the name of the current layer.

Public Sub Layers_Example() 

 Dim vsoPage As Visio.Page 
 Dim vsoShape As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoLayer As Visio.Layer 
 Dim vsoLayers As Visio.Layers 

 If ActiveDocument Is Nothing Then 
 Documents.Add ("") 
 End If 

 Set vsoPage = ActivePage 
 If vsoPage Is Nothing Then 
 Set vsoPage = ActiveDocument.Pages(1) 
 End If 

 'Draw a rectangle. 
 Set vsoShape = vsoPage.DrawRectangle(1, 5, 5, 1) 

 'Get the Layers collection. 
 Set vsoLayers = vsoPage.Layers 

 'Create a layer named ExampleLayer1 and add the shape to it. 
 Set vsoLayer = vsoLayers.Add("ExampleLayer1") 
 vsoLayer.Add vsoShape, 1 

 'Create a layer named ExampleLayer2 and add the shape to it. 
 Set vsoLayer = vsoLayers.Add("ExampleLayer2") 
 vsoLayer.Add vsoShape, 1 

 'Verify that the shape has been assigned to 2 layers. 
 Debug.Print "The shape is assigned to " &; vsoShape.LayerCount &; " layers." 

 'Get a reference to the first layer. 
 Set vsoLayer = vsoShape.Layer(1) 

 'Verify by using the Name property. 
 Debug.Print "Current layer name is """ &; vsoLayer.Name &; ".""" 

End Sub
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