Shape object (Project)
Represents an object in a Project report, such as a chart, report table, text box, freeform drawing, or picture.
The Shape object is a member of the Shapes collection, which includes all of the shapes in the report.
Macro recording for the Shape object is not implemented. That is, when you record a macro in Project and manually add a shape or edit shape elements, the steps for adding and manipulating the shape are not recorded.
There are three objects that represent shapes: the Shapes collection, which represents all the shapes on a document; the ShapeRange object, which represents a specified subset of the shapes on a document (for example, a ShapeRange object could represent shapes one and four on the document, or it could represent all the selected shapes on the document); and the Shape object, which represents a single shape on a document. If you want to work with several shapes at the same time or with shapes within the selection, use a ShapeRange collection.
Shapes(Index), where Index is the shape name or the index number, to return a single Shape object.
In the following example, the TestTextShape macro creates a textbox shape, adds some text, and changes the shape style, fill, line, shadow, and reflection properties. The FlipShape macro flips the shape from top to bottom.
Sub TestTextShape() Dim theReport As Report Dim textShape As Shape Dim reportName As String reportName = "Simple scalar chart" Set theReport = ActiveProject.Reports(reportName) Set textShape = theReport.Shapes.AddTextbox(msoTextOrientationHorizontal, 30, 30, 300, 100) textShape.Name = "TestTextBox" textShape.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters.Text = "This is a test. It is only a test. " _ & "If it had been real information, there would be some real text here." textShape.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 15).ParagraphFormat.FirstLineIndent = 0 ' Set the font for the first 15 characters to dark blue bold. With textShape.TextFrame2.TextRange.Characters(1, 15).Font .Fill.Visible = msoTrue .Fill.ForeColor.ObjectThemeColor = msoThemeColorAccent5 .Fill.Transparency = 0 .Fill.Solid .Size = 14 .Bold = msoTrue End With textShape.ShapeStyle = msoShapeStylePreset42 With textShape.Fill .Visible = msoTrue .ForeColor.RGB = RGB(255, 255, 0) .Transparency = 0 '.Solid End With With textShape.Line .Visible = msoTrue .ForeColor.ObjectThemeColor = msoThemeColorText1 .ForeColor.TintAndShade = 0 .ForeColor.Brightness = 0 .Transparency = 0 End With textShape.Shadow.Type = msoShadow22 textShape.Reflection.Type = msoReflectionType3 End Sub Sub FlipShape() Dim theReport As Report Dim theShape As Shape Dim reportName As String Dim shapeName As String reportName = "Simple scalar chart" shapeName = "TestTextBox" Set theShape = ActiveProject.Reports(reportName).Shapes(shapeName) theShape.Flip msoFlipVertical theShape.Select End Sub
Figure 1 shows the result, where the shape is selected to make the ribbon FORMAT tab under DRAWING TOOLS available, although the active tab is DESIGN under REPORT TOOLS. If the shape were not selected, DRAWING TOOLS and the FORMAT tab would not be visible.
Figure 1. Testing the Shape object model
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