Author Topic: Making a list of strings appear beside it when a shape is clicked  (Read 810 times)

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aido97

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Hi,
I am new to visio, and am using it in my job. My boss wants me to make a diagram of rectangular shapes and when they are clicked a dropdown list will display beside it with a list of values. How would I go about doing this. I already have all the shapes but need to figure out how to make the lists appear.
Thanks very much
Aidan

vojo

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Re: Making a list of strings appear beside it when a shape is clicked
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 01:23:54 PM »
here is a non VBA approach
- in shapesheet...eventdoubleclk = docmd(1312)
- use shape data (props section shape sheet) to define the fields to show
    - can have a lot and use formulas in the hide cells
    - If you want to get slick, can do hierarchy (1st drop down defines the subset to see....2nd drop down defines details of subset)

suggestions
- start small
    - make a square
         - open shapesheet...set eventdouble click...maybe define a prop.cell or 2
    - make sure it works / play around with it.
- Then go large

Blade example attached

Good luck