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Selection.BringForward Method (Visio)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Brings the shape or selected shapes forward one position in the z-order.


expression . BringForward

expression A variable that represents a Selection object.

Return Value



The following macro shows how to bring a shape forward in the z-order on a page.

Public Sub BringForward_Example() 

 Dim vsoShape1 As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoShape2 As Visio.Shape 
 Dim vsoShape3 As Visio.Shape 

 'Draw three rectangles. 
 Set vsoShape1 = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(1, 1, 4, 4) 
 vsoShape1.Text = "1" 
 Set vsoShape2 = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(2, 2, 5, 5) 
 vsoShape2.Text = "2" 
 Set vsoShape3 = ActivePage.DrawRectangle(3, 3, 6, 6) 
 vsoShape3.Text = "3" 

 'Bring vsoShape1 forward one position in the z-order. 

End Sub
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