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Visisthebest

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Rounded rectangle from Basic shapes stencil, not so basic!
« on: October 03, 2021, 12:32:34 PM »
In developing some group shapes earlier, I have just used the rounded rectangle shape from the basic shapes stencil as a subshape. In some diagrams this shape is used more than 2000+ times as a subshape on a single page.

Now looking at this shape in more detail, I see rather than being a 'basic shape' in the shapesheet this is quite the complicated shape! (see screenshot).

Just using a rectangle created from the home ribbon then setting the rounding size creates a much simpler shape from what I see in the shapesheet.

Does using the complicated basic stencil rounded rectangle shape cost significant performance in diagrams with 1000+ shapes or does it really not matter?
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Re: Rounded rectangle from Basic shapes stencil, not so basic!
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2021, 04:12:15 PM »
a blog entry from 15 years ago mentioned the Master Benefits.

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Re: Rounded rectangle from Basic shapes stencil, not so basic!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2021, 03:21:32 AM »
Thank you Surrogate I have given the Master -> Shape instance inheritance relationship very little thought so far, but yes this must save memory and hopefully some performance as well.

Currently in code  I am always dropping shapes from a 'regular' stencil and not from the document stencil, but if I drop from the document stencil then I can change that master to update all shape instances on the page at once.
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