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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

ShapeCollection.InsertShape(DocumentPosition, ShapeGeometryPreset, SizeF) Method

Inserts a shape of specified size 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,
    SizeF size


Name Type Description
pos DocumentPosition

The position of the shape’s anchor.

preset ShapeGeometryPreset

An enumeration member that defines the shape’s geometry.

size SizeF

An object that specifies the shape’s width and height. The Document.Unit property defines the measurement units.


Type Description

The shape embedded in the document.


The InsertShape method adds a shape to the page that contains the shape’s anchor and sets its position as follows:

  • the absolute horizontal position to the right of the column is 0;

  • the absolute vertical position below the paragraph is 0.

Use the following properties to customize shape appearance:

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

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

The example below creates a rectangle and centers it horizontally on the page.

Document document = wordProcessor.Document;
// Create a rectangle.
Shape rectangle = document.Shapes.InsertShape(document.Range.Start, ShapeGeometryPreset.Rectangle, new SizeF(400, 300));
rectangle.HorizontalAlignment = ShapeHorizontalAlignment.Center;
// 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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