Get Shapes from a Slide


The following API method allows you to retrieve all shapes or shapes of a specified type from a slide in a PowerPoint presentation saved to a storage.


API Information

API Type Description Resource
/slides/{slideIndex}/shapes GET Reads information about shapes from the slide. GetShapes

Request Parameters

Name Type Location Required Description
name string path true The name of a presentation file.
slideIndex integer path true The 1-based index of the slide.
password string header false The password to open the presentation.
folder string query false The path to the folder containing the presentation.
storage string query false The name of the storage contaning the folder.
shapeType string query false The type of shapes to retrieve. Available values: Shape, Chart, Table, PictureFrame, VideoFrame, AudioFrame, SmartArt, OleObjectFrame, GroupShape, GraphicalObject, Connector, SmartArtShape, ZoomFrame, SectionZoomFrame, SummaryZoomFrame, SummaryZoomSection.
subShape string query false Sub-shape path (e.g. “3”, “3/shapes/2)

In case of Amazon S3 storage folder path starts with Amazon S3 bucket name.


Read information about all shapes and charts placed on the first slide from MyPresentation.pptx saved to the default storage.

cURL Solution

SDK Solutions


Using an SDK (API client) is the quickest way for a developer to speed up development. An SDK takes care of a lot of low-level details of making requests and handling responses and lets you focus on writing code specific to your particular project. Check out our GitHub repository for a complete list of Aspose.Slides Cloud SDKs along with working examples, to get you started in no time. Please check Available SDKs article to learn how to add an SDK to your project.