ScaleEffect.FromX Property (PowerPoint)

Sets or returns a Single that represents the starting width or horizontal position of a ScaleEffect object, specified as a percent of the screen width. Read/write.


expression. FromX

expression A variable that represents a ScaleEffect object.

Return Value



The default value of this property is Empty, in which case the current position of the object is used.

Use this property in conjunction with the ToX property to resize or jump from one position to another.

Do not confuse this property with the From property of the ColorEffect, RotationEffect, or PropertyEffect objects, which is used to set or change colors, rotations, or other properties of an animation behavior, respectively.


The following example adds a motion path and sets the starting and ending horizontal and vertical positions.

Sub AddMotionPath()

    Dim effCustom As Effect
    Dim animMotion As AnimationBehavior
    Dim shpRectangle As Shape

    'Adds shape and sets effect and animation properties
    Set shpRectangle = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).Shapes _
        .AddShape(Type:=msoShapeRectangle, Left:=100, _
        Top:=100, Width:=50, Height:=50)

    Set effCustom = ActivePresentation.Slides(1).TimeLine.MainSequence _
        .AddEffect(Shape:=shpRectangle, effectId:=msoAnimEffectCustom)

    Set animMotion = effCustom.Behaviors.Add(msoAnimTypeMotion)

    'Sets starting and ending horizontal and vertical positions
    With animMotion.MotionEffect
        .FromX = 0
        .FromY = 0
        .ToX = 50
        .ToY = 50
    End With

End Sub

See also

ScaleEffect Object