CustomerData.Delete Method (PowerPoint)

Deletes the specified CustomXMLPart object from the CustomerData collection of a CustomLayout, Master, Presentation, Shape, or Slide object.


expression. Delete( _Id_ )

expression An expression that returns a CustomerData object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Id Required String The ID of the CustomXMLPart object to be deleted.


Individual CustomXMLPart objects in the CustomerData collection are represented by GUIDs (globally unique identifiers). Pass the GUID that represents the custom XML part that you want to delete to the Id parameter of the Delete method as a String. You can get the ID of a particular custom XML part by iterating through the collection, using the Id property of the CustomerData collection.


The following example shows how to use the Delete method to delete a custom XML part from the CustomerData collection. It adds a new custom XML part to the CustomerData collection of the first shape on the first slide of the active presentaion. Then it gets the ID of the new part and passes it to the Delete method.

Public Sub Delete_Example() 
    Dim pptSlide As Slide 
    Set pptSlide = ActivePresentation.Slides(1) 
    Dim pptShape As Shape 
    Set pptShape = pptSlide.Shapes(1) 
    ' Get the CustomerData collection of the shape 
    Dim pptCustomerData As customerData 
    Set pptCustomerData = pptShape.customerData 
    ' Get the current count of custom XML parts 
    Debug.Print pptCustomerData.Count 
    ' Add a new CustomXMLPart object to the CustomerData 
    ' collection for this shape and get the revised count of 
    ' custom XML parts 
    Dim pptCustomXMLPart As CustomXMLPart 
    Set pptCustomXMLPart = pptCustomerData.Add 
    Debug.Print pptCustomerData.Count 
    ' Get the ID of the new part 
    Dim myString As String 
    myString = pptCustomXMLPart.Id 
    Debug.Print myString 
    ' Delete the new part and re-check the count of custom XML parts 
    pptCustomerData.Delete (myString) 
    Debug.Print pptCustomerData.Count 
End Sub

See also

CustomerData Collection