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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

ShapeCollection.InsertShape(DocumentPosition, ShapeGeometryPreset, RectangleF) Method

Inserts a shape at the specified position in the document.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native

Assembly: DevExpress.RichEdit.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.RichEdit.Core


Shape InsertShape(
    DocumentPosition pos,
    ShapeGeometryPreset preset,
    RectangleF bounds


Name Type Description
pos DocumentPosition

The position of the shape’s anchor.

preset ShapeGeometryPreset

An enumeration member that defines the shape’s geometry.

bounds RectangleF

An object that specifies the shape’s size and location (relative to the top and left edges of the page). The Document.Unit property defines the measurement units.


Type Description

The shape embedded in the document.


The example below creates a rectangle and places it on the page as follows:

  • the absolute horizontal position is 1.5 inches to the right of the page;

  • the absolute vertical position is one inch below the page.

Use the following properties to customize the shape appearance:

  • Shape.Fill - Allows you to specify shape fill options.

  • Shape.Line - Provides access to format settings for the shape outline.

Document document = wordProcessor.Document;
document.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Inch;
// Create a rectangle.
Shape rectangle = document.Shapes.InsertShape(document.Range.Start, ShapeGeometryPreset.Rectangle, new RectangleF(1.5f, 1f, 2f, 1.5f));
// Fill the rectangle with color.
rectangle.Fill.SetSolidFill(Color.FromArgb(0xFF, 0xEE, 0xAD));
// Format the rectangle border.
ShapeLine border = rectangle.Line;
border.Color = Color.FromArgb(0x4D, 0x64, 0x8D);
border.Thickness = 6;
border.JoinType = LineJoinType.Miter;
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