Master class

Contains elements that define a master for the document. A master is a shape on a stencil that you use repeatedly to create drawings. When you drag a shape from a stencil onto the drawing page, the shape becomes an instance of that master, and a local copy of the master is included in the document.

public class Master : IDisposable


Name Description
Master() Constructor.


Name Description
AlignName { get; set; } Specifies whether the master’s text in the stencil window is aligned left, right, or center.
BaseID { get; set; } A GUID (globally unique identifier) that identifies the master across documents.
Connects { get; } Contains a Connect element for each connection between two shapes in a drawing.
Hidden { get; set; } Specifies whether the master is hidden in the user interface.
Icon { get; set; } Specifies a MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) encoded binary icon (in .ico format) for a Master or MasterShortcut element in a document.
IconSize { get; set; } The size of the element’s icon.
IconUpdate { get; set; } Specifies whether the icon is automatically generated from the master itself.
ID { get; set; } The unique ID of the element within its parent element.
MatchByName { get; set; } The MatchByName attribute determines how Microsoft Visio decides if a document master is already present when an instance of a master is dropped on the drawing page. It allows changes made to a document master to apply to new instances of the master, even if the instances are dragged from a stand-alone stencil file.
Name { get; set; } The name of the element.
NameU { get; set; } The universal name of the element.
PageSheet { get; } Contains elements that define the page sheet for a Page or Master element.
PatternFlags { get; set; } The PatternFlags attribute determines whether a master behaves as a custom pattern.
Prompt { get; set; } The status bar and tool tip prompt for the element.
Shapes { get; } Collection of Shape objects.
UniqueID { get; set; } A GUID that identifies the master within the document.


Name Description
Clone() Creates deep copy of this instance.
Dispose() Performs application-defined tasks associated with freeing, releasing, or resetting unmanaged resources.

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