Page.InsertFromFile Method (Visio)

Adds a linked or embedded object to a page, master, or group.


expression. InsertFromFile( _FileName_ , _Flags_ )

expression A variable that represents a Page object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
FileName Required String The name of the file that contains the object to link or embed.
Flags Required Integer Flags that influence how the object is inserted.

Return value



The InsertFromFile method creates a new shape that represents a linked or embedded OLE object.

The Flags argument is a bitmask that should be a combination of the following values.

Constant Value Description
visInsertLink &H8 If set, the new shape represents an OLE link to the named file. Otherwise, the InsertFromFile method produces an OLE object from the contents of the named file and embeds it in the document that contains the page, master, or group.
visInsertIcon &H10 Displays the new shape as an icon.


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