Solved

How do I display Visio Shape's list value?

Posted on 2007-11-26
4
2,567 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I reference a user-defined list value on a shape in Visio?

I have a Visio shape, with a user-defined data field: Col_BType, which can be any one of four values in a fixed list.    I am trying to identify the string value selected, but the closest I can get is the fixed list's INDEX value selected!

Here are the details:

Shape Name: selectedShape
Data Field:      Col_BType  (first value selected in fixed list)
Fixed List      Val_a, Val_b, Val_c, Val_d


I can do this:
      selectedShape.Cells("Prop.Col_BType").Formula

...and it returns:
      INDEX(0, Prop.Col_BType.Format)

Arrgh!  I'm so close, but can't quite get there.  I've racked my brain and reviewed every Cells property, to no avail.  I'm just trying to get the value AT Index 0 of Col_BType.Format.

How do I get it to return "Val_a" instead of the freakin' index OF that value??  Help!

0
Comment
Question by:bmclaugh
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
Scott Helmers earned 500 total points
ID: 20370556
This is a problem created in Visio 2007; prior versions stored the resulting list entry in the Value field but Visio 2007 stores the INDEX function pointing to the value (as you discovered).

Fortunately, there is a simple answer. Try this:

      selectedShape.Cells("Prop.Col_BType").ResultStr(0)

and I think you'll get exactly what you need.

BTW, the "0" argument for the ResultStr property directs it to return a string. If you look in the Visio VBA help you'll see that ResultStr accepts a long list of arguments that perform unit conversions on the resulting value, but 0 just passes a string.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:Scott Helmers
ID: 20439755
Hi -- just checking to see whether my posting from November 28th solved your problem. I'm quite sure it's the correct solution. If so, please accept the response and award the points. After all, it's the points that make the EE world go 'round!

Thanks,
Scott
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Computer101
ID: 20658525
Forced accept.

Computer101
EE Admin
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Visio 2013 VBA - How to create a status bar message 6 816
Issue on Printing visio file 5 73
Viso Text 4 51
Publish 2 visio diagrams as an interconnected webpage 4 91
The Question Several times in recent years, someone has posted a question at EE asking whether they could display the Windows directory structure – folders and subfolders – using Visio. When one person specifically asked about displaying directory …
The ability to add structure to Visio diagrams using containers, lists and callouts is one of my favorite features in Visio 2010. In this article we’ll examine lists. We’ll explore containers and callouts in separate articles. Prior to reading th…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question