Selection.DeleteEx Method (Visio)

Deletes additional shapes associated with the selection, such as connectors and unselected container members, when the selection is deleted.


expression. DeleteEx( _DelFlags_ )

expression A variable that represents a 'Selection' object.


Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
DelFlags Required Long The additional shapes to delete. See Remarks for possible values.

Return Value



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

Constant Value Description
visDeleteNormal 0 Match the deletion behavior in the user interface.
visDeleteHealConnectors 1 Delete connectors attached to deleted shapes.
visDeleteNoHealConnectors 2 Do not delete connectors attached to deleted shapes.
visDeleteNoContainerMembers 4 Do not delete unselected members of containers or lists.
visDeleteNoAssociatedCallouts 8 Do not delete unselected callouts 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.