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Controlling the Z-Level of a Shape

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As of Visio 2010 you are able to control the relative z-order of shapes by placing them via a new shape sheet cell DisplayLevel. This works well in tests where we have primary shapes on the bottom, shapes representing other components in the middle and annotations on the top.


For example:


Using GUARD(-100) for the bottom shapes, GUARD(100) for the middle shapes, and GUARD(200) for the top shapes, you can keep every shape where it needs to be.  You will have to choose one of the 65,535 predefined display levels.