AutoShapes Collection

 

Within automation, graphic drawing and graph objects are called shapes. The AutoShapes collection contains all of the drawing and graph objects in a document. This object is also used to create new shapes and add them to the collection. There is a unique method to create each type of shape. Methods exist to enumerate all the shapes in the collection, add objects to the AutoSelection collection, and create new drawing and graph shapes.

 

Properties

Application

Count

Parent

 

Methods

Add3DBarChartGraph

Add3DBubblePlotGraph

Add3DDoughnutPlot

Add3DFloatingBarGraph

Add3DFunctionPlotGraph2

Add3DHistogramGraph

Add3DLinePlotGraph

Add3DPieChart

Add3DStepPlotGraph

Add3DXYZBarChartGraph

Add3DXYZFloatingBarChartGraph

AddBarChartGraph

AddBoxWhiskerGraph2

AddBubblePlotGraph

AddClassPlotGraph

AddContourDataMapGraph

AddContourFuncMapGraph

AddContourGridMapGraph

AddDoughnutPlot

AddEllipse

AddFloatingBarGraph

AddFunctionPlotGraph2

AddHighLowGraph

AddHistogramGraph

AddInsetZoom

AddLegend

AddLinePlotGraph

AddOLEObject

AddPieChart

AddPiperClassGraph

AddPiperGraph

AddPolarBarChartGraph

AddPolarClassPlotGraph

AddPolarFunctionGraph

AddPolarPlotGraph

AddPolarVectorGraph

AddPolygon

AddPolyline

AddQQPlotGraph

AddRadarGraph

AddRectangle

AddRoseDiagramGraph

AddSplinePolygon

AddSplinePolyline

AddStepPlotGraph

AddStiffPlotGraph

AddSurfaceDataMapGraph

AddSurfaceFuncMapGraph

AddSurfaceGridMapGraph

AddSymbol

AddTernaryBubbleGraph

AddTernaryClassGraph

AddTernaryGraph

AddText

AddVectorPlotGraph

AddWindChartGraph

AddXYZClassPlotGraph

AddXYZPlotGraph

AddXYZVectorPlotGraph

BlockSelect

InvertSelection

Item

Paste

SelectAll

 

Example

The following script demonstrates how the AutoShapes collection is used.

 

Sub Main

 

 'Declares GrapherApp as an object

  Dim GrapherApp As Object

 

 'Creates an instance of the Grapher Application object

 'and assigns it to the variable named "GrapherApp"

  Set GrapherApp = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")

 

 'Make Grapher visible

  GrapherApp.Visible = True

 

 'Declare Docs as Object

  Dim Docs As Object

 

 'Assigns the Documents collection to

 'the variable named "Docs"

  Set Docs = GrapherApp.Documents

 

 'Declare Plot as Object

  Dim Plot As Object

 

 'Creates a new plot window

  Set Plot = Docs.Add(grfPlotDoc)

 

 'Declares Shapes as an object

  Dim Shapes as Object

 

 'Assigns the AutoShapes collection to

 'the variable named "Shapes"

  Set Shapes = Plot.Shapes

 

End Sub