ShapeLayout Class

Shape Layout Properties.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is o:shapelayout.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Vml.Office
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(ShapeIdMap))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(RegroupTable))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(Rules))> _
Public Class ShapeLayout _
    Inherits OpenXmlCompositeElement
Dim instance As ShapeLayout
public class ShapeLayout : OpenXmlCompositeElement


The following table lists the possible child types:

  • ShapeIdMap <o:idmap>

  • RegroupTable <o:regrouptable>

  • Rules <o:rules>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] shapelayout (Shape Layout Properties)

This element contains child elements that store information used in the editing and layout of shapes.

Parent Elements

background (Part 1, §17.2.1); hdrShapeDefaults (§; object (Part 1, §; pict (§; pict (§9.5.1); shapeDefaults (§

Child Elements


idmap (Shape ID Map)


regrouptable (Shape Grouping History)


rules (Rule Set)




ext (VML Extension Handling Behavior)

Namespace: urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml

Specifies an optional value that indicates how applications that implement VML should interpret extensions not defined as part of the original specification of core VML.

[Rationale: This part of the original VML specification is included to assist applications that leverage existing VML support in implementing the Office Open XML Format. end rationale]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_Ext simple type (§

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_ShapeLayout) is located in §A.6.2. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


ShapeLayout Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Vml.Office Namespace