NonVisualShapeDrawingProperties Class

Non-Visual Drawing Properties for a Shape.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is p:cNvSpPr.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(ShapeLocks))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(ExtensionList))> _
Public Class NonVisualShapeDrawingProperties _
    Inherits OpenXmlCompositeElement
Dim instance As NonVisualShapeDrawingProperties
public class NonVisualShapeDrawingProperties : OpenXmlCompositeElement


The following table lists the possible child types:

  • DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Drawing.ShapeLocks <a:spLocks>

  • DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Drawing.ExtensionList <a:extLst>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] cNvSpPr (Non-Visual Drawing Properties for a Shape)

This element specifies the non-visual drawing properties for a shape. These properties are to be used by the generating application to determine how the shape should be dealt with

[Example: Consider the shape that has a shape lock applied to it.

    <p:cNvPr id="2" name="Rectangle 1"/>
      <a:spLocks noGrp="1"/>

This shape lock is stored within the non-visual drawing properties for this shape. end example]

Parent Elements

nvSpPr (§

Child Elements


extLst (Extension List)


spLocks (Shape Locks)




txBox (Text Box)

Namespace: .../drawingml/2006/main

Specifies that the corresponding shape is a text box and thus should be treated as such by the generating application. If this attribute is omitted then it is assumed that the corresponding shape is not specifically a text box.

[Note: Because a shape is not specified to be a text box does not mean that it cannot have text attached to it. A text box is merely a specialized shape with specific properties. end note]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the W3C XML Schema boolean datatype.

[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_NonVisualDrawingShapeProps) is located in §A.4.1. 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


NonVisualShapeDrawingProperties Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Presentation Namespace