The Custom Properties Section of the ShapeSheet

Because of the inherent issues with the Data1, Data2, and Data3 fields that I discussed above, under Visio 3.0, Visio created Custom Properties. This was a brilliant step forward in the capability to store data in association with SmartShape symbols. There is a wizard under Visio 5.0 that enables you to add Custom Properties to a ShapeSheet. Under Visio 2000, it is even easier. What I am going to do next is address how, as a developer, you add Custom Properties through the ShapeSheet. When I have finished, I will then show you the method newly available to you under 2000 from within the User Interface. You then can decide for yourself how you want to add the Custom Property cells and how you want ...

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