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Path Analysis in Visio
April 8, 2009 – 7:57 pm | 11 Comments | 44811 views
Path Analysis in Visio

Download a Visio file packed with sample VBA code that will help you understand not only connectors and connecting in Visio, but also path analysis as well!

Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part III
February 25, 2009 – 2:00 pm | 5 Comments | 13117 views
Trilogy-meter Data Graphics Part III

Today, we continue with the movie-trilogy theme, but concentrate on advanced tips for importing and working with multiple shapes automatically.
This is the third and final piece in our trilogy of articles on Visio data graphics …

Save Time & Simplify Your VBA Code With CallByName
June 23, 2008 – 10:02 pm | 12 Comments | 27249 views
Save Time & Simplify Your VBA Code With CallByName

Learn how to re-use your code, save time, and work more efficiently by using VBAs CallByName method!

European Cup 2008 Auto-Updating Visio Diagram (v2)
June 21, 2008 – 8:49 am | 2 Comments | 19518 views
European Cup 2008 Auto-Updating Visio Diagram (v2)

UPDATE!
Hey football/soccer fans! We’ve got an update to our automated smart drawing for this years European Cup soccer tournament.
Perhaps you are familiar with the first version, which can be found here: European Cup 2008 …

European Cup 2008 Auto-Updating Visio Diagram
June 9, 2008 – 1:49 pm | 22 Comments | 25920 views
European Cup 2008 Auto-Updating Visio Diagram

Track your favorite soccer/football teams for the 2008 European Cup with this semi-automatic Visio bracket.

Understanding Arc-Resize Problems in Visio
April 28, 2008 – 10:16 pm | 6 Comments | 25965 views
Understanding Arc-Resize Problems in Visio

If you’ve ever drawn arcs in Visio, then grouped them together, you may have noticed that they behave oddly when you resize the group. In this article, we’ll explain why this happens and how to fix it. You’ll also learn about the two shape interaction styles that Visio shapes have: 1D and 2D shapes!

How Big Is My Shape?
April 13, 2008 – 6:00 am | 17 Comments | 46583 views
How Big Is My Shape?

There are many ways to view or change the size of your Visio shapes. In this article, you’ll learn about a whole slew of methods to do this!

Smart LineWeight: Bigger Shape, Thicker Lines
March 29, 2008 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments | 17552 views
Smart LineWeight: Bigger Shape, Thicker Lines

Line thickness doesn’t increase or decrease with shape size. But sometimes you need it to. Find out how to make it happen, and how to apply the smarts automatically using VBA code.

Making Shapes More Efficient: Using Fewer Shapes & Groups
March 28, 2008 – 6:31 am | 4 Comments | 21188 views
Making Shapes More Efficient: Using Fewer Shapes & Groups

Learn how to make your Visio shapes more efficient by reducing the number of sub-shapes and nested-group levels.

Connect All Shapes to Each Other
March 17, 2008 – 4:59 pm | 21 Comments | 36292 views
Connect All Shapes to Each Other

Learn how to program Visio to connect shapes together, and learn from this example–in both VB and C#!

Edit Visio Masters Programmatically…the Right Way!
February 25, 2008 – 2:19 pm | 48 Comments | 30869 views
Edit Visio Masters Programmatically…the Right Way!

Editing Visio master shapes via code seems straightforward, but it’s not…if you want to do it correctly.

Visio Solution Developer Pain Points Presentation
February 6, 2008 – 1:31 am | 2 Comments | 14596 views
Visio Solution Developer Pain Points Presentation

Download PowerPoint slides and code samples from Visio Guy’s presentation at the 2008 Visio conference.

Text to the Bottom of the Shape
November 7, 2007 – 4:07 pm | 4 Comments | 42868 views
Text to the Bottom of the Shape

Use this Visual Basic code snippet to quickly move text blocks to the bottom-center of your shapes.

LengthIU Bug Workaround Code
October 20, 2007 – 12:14 pm | 10 Comments | 18375 views
LengthIU Bug Workaround Code

Learn about a bug in the Shape.LengthIU method and solutions for how to work around it.

Circular Text Generator (version 1)
October 18, 2007 – 5:28 pm | 36 Comments | 64814 views
Circular Text Generator (version 1)

Finally, you can add text to a circle inside of Visio! This is first version of a series of tools to help you get your Visio text out-of-line!

Customized Visio HTML Export
August 24, 2007 – 12:33 pm | 9 Comments | 60195 views
Customized Visio HTML Export

Download a Visio document that lets you add “hot spot” shapes to a diagram, then export an HTML page that provides mouse-over pop-up functionality corresponding to the hot spot locations.

Multi-Earth Shape
June 6, 2007 – 3:14 am | 7 Comments | 32410 views
Multi-Earth Shape

Download an Earth shape that lets you choose from four views: the Americas, Europe, Australia or Asia. You can style the shape with one of four color-schemes. And for devs, there’s some VBA code for setting multiple Geometry.isHidden cells.

Sales Force Automation With Visio
June 3, 2007 – 6:30 am | 19 Comments | 44801 views
Sales Force Automation With Visio

Play around with the venerable Candy Equipment Manufacturing demo that simulates a sales-automation scenario with Visio, and showcases SmartShape technology, database integration, MS Excel integration, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) automation code, Database Wizard applications, Custom Patterns, Layers and more!

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil
December 28, 2006 – 7:00 am | 4 Comments | 81915 views
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil

View and download a free stencil full of Visio shapes for diagramming your Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 projects.

Visio and Xml Conference Resources
November 30, 2006 – 7:11 am | 25 Comments | 21032 views
Visio and Xml Conference Resources

Get links to presentations, articles and samples that show Visio’s xml features and capabilities.

Polyline Shape Maker
November 27, 2006 – 7:05 am | 7 Comments | 24124 views
Polyline Shape Maker

Learn about the ShapeSheet’s POLYLINE function and PolyLineTo row type, and how they can work to make your shapes smaller and faster. Download the VBA code that will help you poly-line-ify your shapes with the click of a button!

Polygon Maker
November 24, 2006 – 4:10 pm | 5 Comments | 32664 views
Polygon Maker

Download a Visio diagram that contains VBA code to help you create polygon shapes with any number of sides.

Combo Box Table of Contents
November 8, 2006 – 2:38 pm | 15 Comments | 47718 views
Combo Box Table of Contents

Learn how to combine form-controls-on-a-page, and VBA code to generate an interactive table-of-contents for your larger, longer Visio documents.

Visio Snowflake Generator
November 2, 2006 – 9:37 pm | 4 Comments | 30505 views
Visio Snowflake Generator

After learning more-than-imaginable theory about what makes a good paper snowflake, and how you should go about it, download the VBA code that allows you to make a complete snowflake from a 1/12th wedge, custom cut by you!

Create Visio Flowcharts Programmatically
September 13, 2006 – 3:05 am | 43 Comments | 98327 views
Create Visio Flowcharts Programmatically

Learn how to build Visio flowcharts programatically by examining the VBA code in this article.

The Hidden World of Visio Shapes
September 5, 2006 – 8:30 pm | 74 Comments | 319296 views
The Hidden World of Visio Shapes

Learn about the many different ways you can cause Visio shapes, or parts of Visio shapes to become invisible.