Save in A MS-ACCESS Database a Picture in OLE?

Posted on 2002-03-11
Last Modified: 2010-05-02

I have a Picturebox and want to save it directly into a MS-ACCESS Database (without making a data and change the relation to the picturebox). I would be in need of a save and a load function, does anybody know how this works?

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by:Mohammed Nasman
ID: 6855953

  see this article from microsoft msdn

and here's a sample project to do that also

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ID: 6857366

Could you please post the "content" from this link here


I can't access it :(


Expert Comment

ID: 6859723

Within The Access Database, define a field type of OLE Object to hole the picture.

The following code can be used to load and save the picture into the database.

ADO Stream - Sample Code:

Public Function SavePictureToDB(RS As ADODB.Recordset, _
  sFileName As String)

  On Error GoTo procNoPicture
  Dim oPict As StdPicture
  Set oPict = LoadPicture(sFileName)
  'Exit Function if this is NOT a picture file
  If oPict Is Nothing Then
      MsgBox "Invalid Picture File!", vbOKOnly, "Oops!"
      SavePictureToDB = False
      GoTo procExitSub
  End If

  Set strStream = New ADODB.Stream
  strStream.Type = adTypeBinary
  strStream.LoadFromFile sFileName
  RS.Fields("***YourImageField***").Value =  strStream.Read
  Image1.Picture = LoadPicture(sFileName)
  SavePictureToDB = True
  Exit Function
  SavePictureToDB = False
  GoTo procExitSub
End Function

The Appendchunk()method can be used to achievd this also, but the usage of streams is a cleaner method
of coding.

Hope this helps.
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Mohammed Nasman earned 120 total points
ID: 6859740

  The Content of this site is a sample project 

here's it's link

if you couldn't download it, give me your email and I will send it you

Author Comment

ID: 6867502
The sample code works fine for me


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