PictureFormat.IsEmpty Property (Publisher)

Returns a MsoTriState constant that represents whether the specified shape is an empty picture frame. Read-only.


expression. IsEmpty

expression A variable that represents an PictureFormat object.

Return Value



The IsEmpty property value can be one of the MsoTriState constants declared in the Microsoft Office type library and shown in the following table.

Constant Description
msoFalse The specified shape is not an empty picture frame.
msoTriStateMixed Indicates a combination of msoTrue and msoFalse for the specified shape range.
msoTrue The specified shape is an empty picture frame.


The following example tests each picture in the active publication, and if it is not an empty picture frame, prints selected image properties for the picture.

Dim pgLoop As Page 
Dim shpLoop As Shape 
For Each pgLoop In ActiveDocument.Pages 
 For Each shpLoop In pgLoop.Shapes 
 If shpLoop.Type = pbPicture Or shpLoop.Type = pbLinkedPicture Then 
 With shpLoop.PictureFormat 
 If .IsEmpty = msoFalse Then 
 Debug.Print "File Name: " &; .Filename 
 Debug.Print "Horizontal Scaling: " &; .HorizontalScale &; "%" 
 Debug.Print "Vertical Scaling: " &; .VerticalScale &; "%" 
 Debug.Print "File size in publication: " &; .FileSize &; " bytes" 
 End If 
 End With 
 End If 
 Next shpLoop 
Next pgLoop