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Fit All Pages to Window in a Visio Document
April 13, 2011 – 9:14 am | 10 Comments | 20957 views
Fit All Pages to Window in a Visio Document

If you create Visio documents with lots of pages, you probably like to quickly flip through all of them to check for visual consistency.
But if each page has been zoomed or panned, it can be …

Save Time & Simplify Your VBA Code With CallByName
June 23, 2008 – 10:02 pm | 12 Comments | 25415 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 | 18009 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 | 23420 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.

Connect All Shapes to Each Other
March 17, 2008 – 4:59 pm | 21 Comments | 33712 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#!

Visio Solution Developer Pain Points Presentation
February 6, 2008 – 1:31 am | 2 Comments | 13749 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 | 37344 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 | 17394 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 | 61016 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 | 57106 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 | 30669 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 | 41131 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!

Run VBA Code When Documents Open
May 25, 2007 – 6:25 am | 11 Comments | 51466 views
Run VBA Code When Documents Open

Learn a better way to get VBA code to run when your documents open.

VBA Macro Security
May 17, 2007 – 10:35 am | 25 Comments | 46819 views
VBA Macro Security

Putting Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) code behind your Visio documents is convenient and powerful, but can be a security risk when mis-used. Learn the ins and outs of Microsoft’s built-in macro security features.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Stencil
December 28, 2006 – 7:00 am | 4 Comments | 79126 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 | 20063 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 | 22976 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 | 30565 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 | 43506 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 | 29002 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!

Spiral Shape Maker
October 19, 2006 – 9:33 pm | 19 Comments | 37613 views
Spiral Shape Maker

Download a Visio drawing that allows you to create spiral shapes with varying numbers of spirals, and check out the VBA code that makes the magic happen!

Create Visio Flowcharts Programmatically
September 13, 2006 – 3:05 am | 40 Comments | 92654 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 | 71 Comments | 280778 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.