Hyperlinks to SharePoint Lists from Visio Shapes

My previous post showed how to link Visio Timelines to a SharePoint Calendar ( http://bvisual.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!3350D61BC93733A9!552.entry ), and I glibbly mentioned how you can create hyperlinks automatically on the shapes from the SharePoint list.  Well, that was true, but the example shown goes to a SharePoint page, and it didn’t work.  So, I feel I need to demonstrate a fix for it.


The ShapeSheet formula in the hyperlink address cell is:



This translates to the URL:


Well, this does not actually work from Visio, but, navigating to the entry in the SharePoint calendar shows that the actual URL is:


… and this can be reduced to:


So, how can we correct the URL for the Visio shapes?

We will need to write a little bit of code to change the formula in the hyperlink Address cell to :


This will change the URL to actually open the SharePoint page, like this:


I will write the code when I can get my Office programs working again….



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