Shapes.AddShape method (Excel)

Returns a Shape object that represents the new AutoShape in a worksheet.

Syntax

expression. AddShape( _Type_ , _Left_ , _Top_ , _Width_ , _Height_ )

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data type Description
Type Required MsoAutoShapeType Specifies the type of AutoShape to create.
Left Required Single The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the AutoShape's bounding box relative to the upper-left corner of the document.
Top Required Single The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the AutoShape's bounding box relative to the upper-left corner of the document.
Width Required Single The width of the AutoShape's bounding box, in points.
Height Required Single The height of the AutoShape's bounding box, in points.

Return value

Shape

Remarks

To change the type of an AutoShape that you?ve added, set the AutoShapeType property.

Example

This example adds a rectangle to myDocument.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1) 
myDocument.Shapes.AddShape msoShapeRectangle, 50, 50, 100, 200

See also

Shapes Object

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