Shapes.AddPolyline method (Excel)

Creates an open polyline or a closed polygon drawing. Returns a Shape object that represents the new polyline or polygon.


expression.AddPolyline (SafeArrayOfPoints)

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.


Name Required/Optional Data type Description
SafeArrayOfPoints Required Variant An array of coordinate pairs that specifies the polyline drawing's vertices.

Return value



To form a closed polygon, assign the same coordinates to the first and last vertices in the polyline drawing.


This example adds a triangle to myDocument. Because the first and last points have the same coordinates, the polygon is closed and filled. The color of the triangle's interior will be the same as the default shape's fill color.

Dim triArray(1 To 4, 1 To 2) As Single 
triArray(1, 1) = 25 
triArray(1, 2) = 100 
triArray(2, 1) = 100 
triArray(2, 2) = 150 
triArray(3, 1) = 150 
triArray(3, 2) = 50 
triArray(4, 1) = 25 ' Last point has same coordinates as first 
triArray(4, 2) = 100 
Set myDocument = Worksheets(1) 
myDocument.Shapes.AddPolyline triArray

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