Add Shapes to PowerPoint using Java

This article will demonstrate how to add a variety of shapes to a PowerPoint slide and how to fill the shapes with a solid color, a picture, a pattern or a gradient using Java.

Tools:
Free Spire.Presentation for Java
● IntelliJ IDEA

Installation(2 Methods)
● Download the free Java API and unzip it. Then add the Spire.Presentation.jar file to your project as dependency.

● You can also add the jar dependency to your maven project by adding the following configurations to the pom.xml.

<repositories>
<repository>
<id>com.e-iceblue</id>
<name>e-iceblue</name>
<url>http://repo.e-iceblue.com/nexus/content/groups/public/</url>
</repository>
</repositories>
<dependencies>
<dependency>
<groupId>e-iceblue</groupId>
<artifactId>spire.presentation.free</artifactId>
<version>3.9.0</version>
</dependency>
</dependencies>

Sample Code

import com.spire.presentation.*;
import com.spire.presentation.drawing.*;

import javax.imageio.ImageIO;
import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.geom.Rectangle2D;
import java.awt.image.BufferedImage;
import java.io.File;

public class AddShapes {

public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {

//create a PowerPoint document
Presentation presentation = new Presentation();

//append a Triangle and fill the shape with a solid color
IAutoShape shape = presentation.getSlides().get(0).getShapes().appendShape(ShapeType.TRIANGLE, new Rectangle2D.Double(115, 130, 100, 100));
shape.getFill().setFillType(FillFormatType.SOLID);
shape.getFill().getSolidColor().setColor(Color.orange);
shape.getShapeStyle().getLineColor().setColor(Color.white);

//append an Ellipse and fill the shape with a picture
shape = presentation.getSlides().get(0).getShapes().appendShape(ShapeType.ELLIPSE, new Rectangle2D.Double(290, 130, 150, 100));
shape.getFill().setFillType(FillFormatType.PICTURE);
shape.getFill().getPictureFill().setFillType(PictureFillType.STRETCH);
BufferedImage image = ImageIO.read(new File("logo.jpg"));
shape.getFill().getPictureFill().getPicture().setEmbedImage(presentation.getImages().append(image));
shape.getShapeStyle().getLineColor().setColor(Color.white);

//append a Heart and fill the shape with a pattern
shape = presentation.getSlides().get(0).getShapes().appendShape(ShapeType.HEART, new Rectangle2D.Double(515, 130, 130, 100));
shape.getFill().setFillType(FillFormatType.PATTERN);
shape.getFill().getPattern().setPatternType(PatternFillType.CROSS);
shape.getShapeStyle().getLineColor().setColor(Color.white);

//append a Five-Pointed Star and fill the shape with a gradient color
shape = presentation.getSlides().get(0).getShapes().appendShape(ShapeType.FIVE_POINTED_STAR, new Rectangle2D.Double(115, 300, 100, 100));
shape.getFill().setFillType(FillFormatType.GRADIENT);
shape.getFill().getGradient().getGradientStops().append(0, KnownColors.BLACK);
shape.getShapeStyle().getLineColor().setColor(Color.white);

//append a Rectangle and fill the shape with gradient colors
shape = presentation.getSlides().get(0).getShapes().appendShape(ShapeType.RECTANGLE, new Rectangle2D.Double(290, 300, 150, 100));
shape.getFill().setFillType(FillFormatType.GRADIENT);
shape.getFill().getGradient().getGradientStops().append(0, KnownColors.LIGHT_SKY_BLUE);
shape.getFill().getGradient().getGradientStops().append(1, KnownColors.ROYAL_BLUE);
shape.getShapeStyle().getLineColor().setColor(Color.white);

//append a Bent Up Arrow and fill the shape with gradient colors
shape = presentation.getSlides().get(0).getShapes().appendShape(ShapeType.BENT_UP_ARROW, new Rectangle2D.Double(515, 300, 130, 100));
shape.getFill().setFillType(FillFormatType.GRADIENT);
shape.getFill().getGradient().getGradientStops().append(1f, KnownColors.OLIVE);
shape.getFill().getGradient().getGradientStops().append(0, KnownColors.POWDER_BLUE);
shape.getShapeStyle().getLineColor().setColor(Color.white);

//save the document
presentation.saveToFile("output/AddShapes.pptx", FileFormat.PPTX_2010);
}
}