DB linking pictures

Posted on 2001-06-15
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
I would like to create a program that reads records from an Access DB. When I type in a record (ie B&D Drill), I would like a picture of that record to pop-up in a picutre box. For example. I have my program running, I type in B&D Drill and then I hit enter and a picture of the record should populate the picture box. The picture files are kept in a separate folder. The name of the picture are the same name of the record (ie record name is B&D Drill and picture file is called B&D Drill.jpg).

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asuming you use an image control

'put this kind of code in the necessary event

dim strPath as string
dim strImagePath as string

strPath = yourPath example: "\\SERVER1\"
strImagePath = yourPath & txtImage.text & ".jpg"
Me.image.Picture = strImagePath

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If you need to have it pop up you could set the visible property to true when you open it or use another little form and load the form.
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bobbit31 earned 100 total points
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if you are using a picture box do:

picture1.picture = loadpicture ("<path to image>")
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Do you know in advance which picture format is?
are All jpg, gif or bmp or something?
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Hi VBNewbie,
It appears that you have forgotten this question. I will ask Community Support to close it unless you finalize it within 7 days. I will suggest to:

    Accept kiprimshot's comment(s) as an answer.

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To me, split between kiprimshot and bobbit.
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Thanks for the input Richie_Simonetti,
My first thought was that both were the same answer, but I can see now that they cover two different scenarios. Recommended disposition:

    split points between kiprimshot and bobbit31

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Per recommendation, force-accepted.

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