Hyperlink Row (Hyperlinks Section)

Contains the information for a single hyperlink associated with a shape. A shape will contain one Hyperlink row for each hyperlink.

Hyperlink rows are named Hyperlink.name and contain the following cells. For more details, see the specific cell topics.

Cell Description


A descriptive text string for a hyperlink.


A URL address, MS-DOS file name, or UNC path to which to jump.


A location within the target document to link to.


A string that passes information to be used in resolving a URL.


The name of a frame to target when Microsoft Office Visio is open as an Active document in an ActiveX container. The default is an empty string.


Determines the order of hyperlinks as they appear on the shortcut menu.


Specifies whether to open the hyperlink in a new window. If TRUE, opens the linked page, document, or Web site in a new window. The default is FALSE.


The default hyperlink for a shape or page.


Indicates whether the hyperlink appears on the shortcut menu.


You can add as many Hyperlink.name rows as you need, assign meaningful names to the rows, and set cell values. To add hyperlinks to an existing Hyperlinks section, right-click a row and click Insert Row on the shortcut menu.

You can reference these cells by their row name, which appears in a ShapeSheet window in red text. To assign meaningful names to Hyperlink.name rows, click the row, and then type a name such as Marketing, for example, to create the row name Hyperlink.Marketing. You can then reference the Description cell using Hyperlink.Marketing.Description.

The row name you enter must be unique within the section.