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ACC2000: How to Embed a Bitmap Object in a Report at Run Time

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For a Microsoft Access 2002 version of this article, see 286459 ( ) .

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This article shows you how to use code to embed a bitmap image in a report at run time. The example uses an image control instead of an OLE object frame to store the bitmap.

You can use Visual Basic for Applications code to embed an OLE object into a control on a form at run time. To use this method, however, you have to set the Enabled property of the control to Yes and the Locked property to No. In a report, OLE object controls do not have Enabled or Locked properties. To work around this behavior in reports, you can embed bitmaps and other graphic images in an image control.

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CAUTION: If you follow the steps in this example, you modify the sample database Northwind.mdb. You may want to back up the Northwind.mdb file and follow these steps on a copy of the database.

  1. Open the sample database Northwind.mdb.
  2. Open the Alphabetical List Of Products report in Design view.
  3. Add an image control to the detail section of the report, and set its Name property to Image0.

    NOTE: The image control requires that you associate an image with it when you insert it in a form or report.
  4. In the Insert Picture dialog box select any bitmap (.bmp) file, such as C:\Windows\Circles.bmp.
  5. Set the OnFormat property of the detail section to the following event procedure:
    Private Sub Detail_Format(Cancel As Integer, FormatCount As Integer)
       Me!Image0.Picture = "C:\Windows\Circles.bmp"
    End Sub
  6. Save the report and open it in Print Preview to view the bitmap image.

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For more information about the image control, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type image controls, creating in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

For more information about the Format event in reports, click Microsoft Access Help on the Help menu, type OnFormat property in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

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Article Info
Article ID : 198463
Revision : 3
Created on : 6/23/2005
Published on : 6/23/2005
Exists online : False
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