Shape.ID RRS feed

  • Question

  • in the MSDN library:

     it says:
    Shape.ID Property 
    Returns the type for the specified object. Read-only Integer.

    Then later it says:
    You can use an ID label as a hyperlink reference in other HTML documents or on the same Web page.

    In my code, if I check the ID of several shapes that are absolutely the same "type" (e.g. copies of each other) their shape.ID is different!  Is the ID a unique identifier for the individual shape within the workbook?

    Thanks, any insight would be greatly appreciated.
    Friday, December 19, 2008 1:33 AM


  • You'd have to ask in the Excel.Programming newsgroup exactly what this property is meant to do and how it differs from the Name property, but yes, I'd say ID is a unique value and wouldn't be the same for copied shapes.
    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP
    • Marked as answer by Lahd Friday, December 19, 2008 2:06 PM
    Friday, December 19, 2008 8:42 AM

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