<sp> (Shape)

This element specifies the existence of a single shape. A shape can either be a preset or a custom geometry, defined using the <DrawingML> framework. In addition to a geometry each shape can have both visual and non-visual properties attached. Text and corresponding styling information can also be attached to a shape. This shape is specified along with all other shapes within either the shape tree or group shape elements.


Parent Elements

<grpSp>; <lockedCanvas>

Child Elements


<extLst> (Extension List)


<nvSpPr> (Non-Visual Properties for a Shape)


<spPr> (Shape Properties)


<style> (Shape Style)


<txSp> (Text Shape)


The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_GvmlShape">
	<element name="nvSpPr" type="CT_GvmlShapeNonVisual" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="spPr" type="CT_ShapeProperties" minOccurs="1" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="txSp" type="CT_GvmlTextShape" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="style" type="CT_ShapeStyle" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>
	<element name="extLst" type="CT_OfficeArtExtensionList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>