Row.Name property (Visio)

Specifies the name of an object. Read-only.



expression A variable that represents a Row object.

Return value



You can get, but not set, the Name property of an Addon object or a Font object.

You can get, but not set, the Name property of a Cell object. Some cells are in named rows; you can get and set the name of a named row by using the RowName property.

A cell has both a local name and a universal name. The local name differs depending on the locale for which the running version of Microsoft Windows is installed. The universal name is the same regardless of what locale is installed. To get the universal name of a cell, use the Name property. To get the local name, use the LocalName property.


Beginning with Microsoft Visio 2000, you can use both local and universal names to refer to Visio shapes, masters, documents, pages, rows, add-ons, cells, hyperlinks, styles, fonts, master shortcuts, UI objects, and layers. When a user names a shape, for example, the user is specifying a local name. Beginning with Microsoft Office Visio 2003, the ShapeSheet spreadsheet displays only universal names in cell formulas and values. (In prior versions, universal names were not visible in the user interface.)

As a developer, you can use universal names in a program when you don't want to change a name each time a solution is localized. Use the Name property to get or set a Hyperlink, Layer, Master, MasterShortcut, Page, Shape, Style, or Row object's local name. Use the NameU property to get or set its universal name.

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