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VB5 - Bound PictureBox Control

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Hello all,

I have noticed the properties for a picturebox control that allow the programmer to bind it to a recordset control (datafield and datasource).  I have a sample database (Access version 2) with a table containing a field of type "Ole Object" containing bitmap data.

I thought that if I bound a picture box to this field in a recordset that it would display the image stored in the database when moving throughout the dataset.  I was wrong.  

What can you do realistically with the datafield and datasource properties of a picturebox?  In other words, what is the intened use of these properties?  Is there an way to bind a picture box control to a database containing images so that when moving through the dataset, you can easily browse the images in the database?

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Robert
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The only way we've ever found load the picture property is through the use of the loadpicture function:

PicBox.Picture=LoadPicture("C:\Pict.bmp")  

Which means you have to getchunk out the bmp, write it to a file, then use the loadpicture function to set the .picture property of your picture box.

Using the .datafield and .recordsource properties of the picturebox, you can generalize a function to get the image from the database to a file, then loadpicture it into the picture property.
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