Document .Net - working with Shape Groups

How to work with shape groups using C# and VB.Net

This element specifies a group shape that represents many shapes grouped together.

Complete code

using SautinSoft.Document;
using SautinSoft.Document.Drawing;

namespace Sample
{
    class Sample
    {
       
        static void Main(string[] args)
        {
            ShapeGroups();
        }
     
		/// <summary>
        /// This sample shows how to work with shape groups. 
        /// </summary>
        /// <remarks>
        /// Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/examples/shape-groups.php
        /// </remarks>
        public static void ShapeGroups()
        {
            string pictPath = @"..\..\image1.jpg";
            string documentPath = @"ShapeGroups.docx";

            // Let's create a document.
            DocumentCore dc = new DocumentCore();

            // Create floating layout.
            HorizontalPosition hp = new HorizontalPosition(HorizontalPositionType.Center, HorizontalPositionAnchor.Page);
            VerticalPosition vp = new VerticalPosition(5f, LengthUnit.Centimeter, VerticalPositionAnchor.TopMargin);
            FloatingLayout fl = new FloatingLayout(hp, vp, new Size(300, 300));

            // Create group.
            ShapeGroup group = new ShapeGroup(dc, fl);

            // Specify the size dimensions of the child extents rectangle.
            group.ChildSize = new Size(100, 100);

            // Create a child shape#1 (inside group) with preset geometry.
            // Specify shape's size and offset relative to group's ChildSize (100x100).
            Shape shape1 = new Shape(dc, new GroupLayout(new Point(0, 0), new Size(50, 50)));

            // Specify outline and fill.
            shape1.Outline.Fill.SetSolid(new Color("#358CCB"));
            shape1.Outline.Width = 2;
            shape1.Fill.SetSolid(Color.Orange);

            // Shape will be rectangle.
            shape1.Geometry.SetPreset(Figure.Rectangle);

            // Create picture and add it into the group.
            Picture picture = new Picture(dc, Layout.Group(new Point(50, 50), new Size(50, 50)), pictPath);

            // Specify picture fill mode.
            picture.ImageData.FillMode = PictureFillMode.Stretch;

            // Add shape and picture into our group.
            group.ChildShapes.Add(shape1);
            group.ChildShapes.Add(picture);

            // Add our group into the document.
            dc.Content.End.Insert(group.Content);

            // Save our document into DOCX format.
            dc.Save(documentPath);

            // Open the result for demonstation purposes.
            System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(new System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(documentPath) { UseShellExecute = true });
        }
    }
}

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            Imports System
Imports System.IO
Imports SautinSoft.Document
Imports SautinSoft.Document.Drawing

Module Sample
    Sub Main()
        ShapeGroups()
    End Sub

    ''' <summary>
    ''' This sample shows how to work with shape groups. 
    ''' </summary>
    ''' <remarks>
    ''' Details: https://sautinsoft.com/products/document/examples/shape-groups.php
    ''' </remarks>
    Sub ShapeGroups()
        Dim pictPath As String = "..\image1.jpg"
        Dim documentPath As String = "ShapeGroups.docx"

        ' Let's create a document.
        Dim dc As New DocumentCore()

        ' Create floating layout.
        Dim hp As New HorizontalPosition(HorizontalPositionType.Center, HorizontalPositionAnchor.Page)
        Dim vp As New VerticalPosition(5.0F, LengthUnit.Centimeter, VerticalPositionAnchor.TopMargin)
        Dim fl As New FloatingLayout(hp, vp, New Size(300, 300))

        ' Create group.
        Dim group As New ShapeGroup(dc, fl)

        ' Specify the size dimensions of the child extents rectangle.
        group.ChildSize = New Size(100, 100)

        ' Create a child shape#1 (inside group) with preset geometry.
        ' Specify shape's size and offset relative to group's ChildSize (100x100).
        Dim shape1 As New Shape(dc, New GroupLayout(New Point(0, 0), New Size(50, 50)))

        ' Specify outline and fill.
        shape1.Outline.Fill.SetSolid(New Color("#358CCB"))
        shape1.Outline.Width = 2
        shape1.Fill.SetSolid(Color.Orange)

        ' Shape will be rectangle.
        shape1.Geometry.SetPreset(Figure.Rectangle)

        ' Create picture and add it into the group.
        Dim picture As New Picture(dc, Layout.Group(New Point(50, 50), New Size(50, 50)), pictPath)

        ' Specify picture fill mode.
        picture.ImageData.FillMode = PictureFillMode.Stretch

        ' Add shape and picture into our group.
        group.ChildShapes.Add(shape1)
        group.ChildShapes.Add(picture)

        ' Add our group into the document.
        dc.Content.End.Insert(group.Content)

        ' Save our document into DOCX format.
        dc.Save(documentPath)

        ' Open the result for demonstation purposes.
        System.Diagnostics.Process.Start(New System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo(documentPath) With {.UseShellExecute = True})
    End Sub
End Module

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