Drawing Class

DrawingML Object.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is w:drawing.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(Anchor))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(Inline))> _
Public Class Drawing _
    Inherits OpenXmlCompositeElement
Dim instance As Drawing
public class Drawing : OpenXmlCompositeElement


The following table lists the possible child types:

  • DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Drawing.Wordprocessing.Anchor <wp:anchor>

  • DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Drawing.Wordprocessing.Inline <wp:inline>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] drawing (DrawingML Object)

This element specifies that a DrawingML object is located at this position in the run’s contents. The layout properties of this DrawingML object are specified using the WordprocessingML Drawing syntax (§20.4).

[Example: Consider a run which consists of a picture which is in line with the text in that paragraph (i.e. on the line and affects the line height). That run would be specified using the following WordprocessingML:


The drawing element indicates that a DrawingML object and its WordprocessingML Drawing positioning data are located at the current position in the run (e.g. a picture or a chart). end example]

Parent Elements

background (§17.2.1); numPicBullet (§17.9.21); object (§; r (§; r (§

Child Elements


anchor (Anchor for Floating DrawingML Object)


inline (Inline DrawingML Object)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_Drawing) is located in §A.1. 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


Drawing Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Wordprocessing Namespace