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Excel Org Charts using VBA - Error Setting Text

Posted on 2007-04-03
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Hi All,

I'm trying to Build an org chart using Excel and VBA but can't even get the example from msdn to work.

Using Excel 2003 + 2007 File Convertor compatibilty pack (saving as .xlsm)


Example Code:

TextShape Property

Returns a Shape object representing the shape of the text box associated with a diagram node.
expression.TextShape

expression    Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

Example
The following example adds child nodes to a parent node, and displays text in the parent node indicating the number of child nodes created.


Sub CountChildNodes()

    Dim nodRoot As DiagramNode
    Dim shDiagram As Shape
    Dim intCount As Integer
    Dim shText As Shape

    Set shDiagram = ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddDiagram _
        (Type:=msoDiagramRadial, Left:=10, Top:=15, _
        Width:=400, Height:=475)
    Set nodRoot = shDiagram.DiagramNode.Children.AddNode

    ' Add 3 child nodes to the root node.
    For intCount = 1 To 3
        nodRoot.Children.AddNode
    Next

    ' Change text in node.
    For intCount = 1 To 4
        Set shText = shDiagram.DiagramNode.Children.Item(1).TextShape
        shText.TextFrame.Characters.Text = Str(intcount)
    Next intCount

End Sub
      


This line:         shText.TextFrame.Characters.Text = Str(intcount)
Casues: Run-time error '1004' Unable to set the Text property of the Characters Class



I just want to be able to set the text for a node after it has been created.

Thanks
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Question by:Link-HRSystems
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Rory Archibald earned 500 total points
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This is a known bug in Excel 2002, so I would have to guess that they probably haven't fixed it in 2003 based on what you say. The workaround, if you can call it that, is, believe it or not, to automate Word or Powerpoint!
See this MSKB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/317293
Regards,
Rory
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by:Link-HRSystems
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thanks, this has got me a little further so will give it a go.  
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