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Title: Negative space in grouped shapes
Post by: Moxos on March 29, 2021, 04:19:31 AM
Hello all,

new to Visio. Tries to understand how (complex) shapes are formatted.
How do microsoft achieve the fill effect where only some of the shapes in i a group take a fill color, and others do not (they actually switch to a white color)?
If I import a composite SVG-file or for that matter a pair of files and group them together, changing the fill color fills everything.

(https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4m7vvMdTOUGlJ-PON0DG04ej03L4ZG7EOD2YK3nlFXnOr86o3EWlcLu9TiFZ9p_GcBPQdNnvXccsSYvDsDWLXw9ICTyx8-UjuxghT51usLUWES9SGBpzuzHdjbbZsRqUZKS8BHrdiYja80Gr9U-J8V3oc5W-8kxRqg7dldyXgz1KM?width=1122&height=685&cropmode=none)

I am unable to find a guide on how you achieve this effect when creating custom shapes.

Grateful for any insight into this.
Title: Re: Negative space in grouped shapes
Post by: Visisthebest on March 29, 2021, 04:33:31 AM
You can give separate subshapes in Visio a separate fill, so this is possible.
Title: Re: Negative space in grouped shapes
Post by: Moxos on April 01, 2021, 07:24:48 AM
Studied the standard shape some more and figured it out.

(https://am3pap002files.storage.live.com/y4muEO3gzgB_ldgCGBqVmLMQsn7KV8hJ-TPtNPKMEm7-WwgK6U2ziLKJC5MfbA1QUt8fAsIKxYg3e8HQci0FNQ39U9Tjn8UgH4jsNm6CDL-I28t9gufs9QwgSTXbZxtcWACgtijb7IRnc1D4nX_Xf2k6dmkGaMtmlI3Cxn06wnh8sI?width=554&height=480&cropmode=none)
Title: Re: Negative space in grouped shapes
Post by: Paul Herber on April 06, 2021, 10:16:38 AM
changing the fill color fills everything.

The Visio UI and code work in different ways. The UI affects all shapes within a group.