IShape Interface


A shape on a diagram that shows a view of an element in a model. Some types of model element can have more than one shape. Some shapes are composed of other shapes. For example, a class shape contains shapes for each attribute and operation. Shapes have graphical properties such as color and position.

Namespace:   Microsoft.VisualStudio.ArchitectureTools.Extensibility.Presentation
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualStudio.ArchitectureTools.Extensibility (in Microsoft.VisualStudio.ArchitectureTools.Extensibility.dll)


public interface IShape
public interface class IShape
type IShape = interface end
Public Interface IShape


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubproperty ChildShapes

Shapes that are contained within this shape. For example, the attribute and operation rows of a class shape; class shapes contained inside a package shape; ports and parts inside a component. For each ChildShape, ParentShape == this.

System_CAPS_pubproperty Color

Gets or sets the color of the shape.

System_CAPS_pubproperty Diagram

The diagram that contains this shape.

System_CAPS_pubproperty Height

System_CAPS_pubproperty ParentShape

The shape that contains this shape, or null. If ParentShape is not null, this shape is a member of ParentShape.ChildShapes.

System_CAPS_pubproperty Width

System_CAPS_pubproperty XPosition

System_CAPS_pubproperty YPosition


Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod Delete()

Removes the shape from the diagram. This might or might not remove from the model the element that the shape displays. For example, removing a class shape from a class diagram does not remove the UML class from the model.

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetObject<T>()

Gets the model element represented by this shape. Supply the type of the result that you want.

System_CAPS_pubmethod Move(Double, Double, Double, Double)

Changes the position and size of the shape.

System_CAPS_pubmethod ToIShape<T>()

Cast to a type that specifies the type of the element that the shape represents.

Extension Methods

Name Description
System_CAPS_pubmethod GetChildShapes<T>()

Get child shapes that display the specified type of model element.(Defined by PresentationHelpers.)

System_CAPS_pubmethod GetElement()

The model element that this shape represents.(Defined by IShapeExtensions.)


For more information and samples, see the following topics:

See Also

Microsoft.VisualStudio.ArchitectureTools.Extensibility.Presentation Namespace

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