GroupShapes Collection Object

Multiple objects
Multiple objects

Represents the individual shapes within a grouped shape. Each shape is represented by a Shape object. Using the Item method with this object, you can work with single shapes within a group without having to ungroup them.

Using The Groupshapes Collection

Use the GroupItems property to return the GroupShapes collection. Use GroupItems(index), where index is the number of the individual shape within the grouped shape, to return a single shape from the GroupShapes collection. The following example adds three triangles to the active document, groups them, sets a color for the entire group, and then changes the color for the second triangle only.

With ActiveDocument.Shapes
    .AddShape(msoShapeIsoscelesTriangle, _
        10, 10, 100, 100).Name = "shpOne"
    .AddShape(msoShapeIsoscelesTriangle, _
        150, 10, 100, 100).Name = "shpTwo"
    .AddShape(msoShapeIsoscelesTriangle, _
        300, 10, 100, 100).Name = "shpThree"
    With .Range(Array("shpOne", "shpTwo", "shpThree")).Group
        .Fill.PresetTextured msoTextureBlueTissuePaper
        .GroupItems(2).Fill.PresetTextured msoTextureGreenMarble
    End With
End With

Properties | Application Property | Count Property | Creator Property | Parent Property

Methods | Item Method | Range Method

Parent Objects | Shape | ShapeRange

Child Objects | Adjustments | CalloutFormat | CanvasShapes | Diagram | DiagramNode | FillFormat | GroupShapes | Hyperlink | LineFormat | LinkFormat | OLEFormat | PictureFormat | Range | ShadowFormat | Shape | ShapeNodes | TextEffectFormat | TextFrame | ThreeDFormat | WrapFormat