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Shape.DeleteEx Method (Visio)

office 365 dev account|Last Updated: 6/12/2017
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Deletes the additional shapes that are associated with the shape, such as connectors and unselected container members, when the shape is deleted.


expression . DeleteEx( DelFlags )

expression A variable that represents a Shape object.


NameRequired/OptionalData TypeDescription
DelFlagsRequiredLongThe additional shapes to delete. See Remarks for possible values.

Return Value



DelFlags must be one or a bitwise combination of the following VisDeleteFlags constants.

visDeleteNormal0Match the deletion behavior that is in the user interface.
visDeleteHealConnectors1Delete connectors that are attached to deleted shapes.
visDeleteNoHealConnectors2Do not delete connectors that are attached to deleted shapes.
visDeleteNoContainerMembers4Do not delete unselected members of containers or lists.
visDeleteNoAssociatedCallouts8Do not delete unselected callouts that are associated with shapes.

In a bitwise combination of DelFlags constants, you cannot combine visDeleteHealConnectors and visDeleteNoHealConnectors . If you attempt to do so, Microsoft Visio returns an Invalid Parameter error.

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