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Shapes

The WinForms Spreadsheet control allows you to view, print, and export documents that contain shapes to PDF/HTML. All shape types are supported: from simple lines and rectangles, to 3-D shapes with advanced effects.

Expanded Work with Shapes in UI

The SpreadsheetControl enables end-users to move, resize, rotate, or remove shapes in a document.

Note

The SpreadsheetControl does not provide user interface elements that allow end-users to insert new shapes, edit existing shapes, and change their appearance.

Expanded Shape API

An individual shape (Shape) is a member of the Worksheet.Shapes collection. The ShapeCollection collection stores all drawing objects embedded in a worksheet (shapes, pictures, and charts). You can access an existing shape by its index in the shape collection or using the ShapeCollection.GetShapeById method. The Shape.ShapeType property allows you to distinguish between different drawing object types within a worksheet.

The ShapeCollection and Shape interfaces provide methods and properties designed to manipulate shapes in a document.

Member

Description

Example

ShapeCollection.AddShape

Creates a shape.

How to: Create a Shape

ShapeCollection.AddTextBox

Creates a text box.

How to: Add Text to a Shape

Shape.ShapeGeometry

Specifies a shape's geometry.

How to: Create a Shape

ShapeCollection.GroupShapes

Creates a group of shapes.

How to: Create a Shape Group

ShapeCollection.UngroupShapes

Splits a shape group into individual shapes.

How to: Create a Shape Group

ShapeCollection.AddConnector

Creates a connector.

How to: Create a Shape Connector

Shape.ConnectorFormat

Provides access to connector settings.

How to: Create a Shape Connector

Shape.ShapeText

Provides access to a shape's text format settings.

How to: Add Text to a Shape

ShapeText.Characters

Allows you to add text to a shape and specify its font characteristics and paragraph properties.

How to: Add Text to a Shape

ShapeFormatBase.Fill

Provides access to a shape's fill options.

How to: Change a Shape's Fill and Outline Color

ShapeFormatBase.Outline

Provides access to options used to format a shape's outline.

How to: Change a Shape's Fill and Outline Color

ShapeCollection.RemoveAt

Shape.Delete

Removes a shape from a worksheet.

How to: Remove a Shape

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