CanvasShapes.Range Method

Specifies the shapes to be included in a specific range.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word (in Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.dll)


Function Range ( _
    ByRef Index As Object _
) As ShapeRange
Dim instance As CanvasShapes
Dim Index As Object
Dim returnValue As ShapeRange

returnValue = instance.Range(Index)
ShapeRange Range(
    ref Object Index


  • Index
    Type: System.Object%
    Specifies which shapes are to be included in the specified range. Can be an integer that specifies the index number of a shape within the Shapes collection, a string that specifies the name of a shape, or an array that contains integers or strings.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word.ShapeRange


Character position values begin with 0 (zero) at the beginning of the document. All characters are counted, including nonprinting characters. Hidden characters are counted even if they're not displayed. If you don't specify starting and ending character positions for the Range method, the entire document is returned as a Range object.

ShapeRange objects don't include InlineShape objects. An InlineShape object is equivalent to a character and is positioned as a character within a range of text. Shape objects are anchored to a range of text (the selection, by default), but they can be positioned anywhere on the page. A Shape object will always appear on the same page as the range it's anchored to.

Most operations that you can do with a Shape object you can also do with a ShapeRange object that contains a single shape. Some operations, when performed on a ShapeRange object that contains multiple shapes, produce an error.

See Also


CanvasShapes Interface

CanvasShapes Members

Microsoft.Office.Interop.Word Namespace