Assign custom face to CommandBar Control

Posted on 2002-03-26
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Hello all,
how can I assign my own custom face to a CommandBar Control in Excel ?
I know already about CopyFace and PasteFace methods,
but this enables my only to use all regularly existing faces in Excel,
but NOT my onw  custom face (set the FaceId in some way, assigning a own symbol,icon,...).
Is it possible somehow ?
Thanks in advance
Greetings catrice
Question by:catrice
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Hello Catrice,

saw this one open from you profile, this is a snippet from Stephen Bullen Excel guru

I'm going to need this myself soon, so I had a go and came up with the following.  Actually I was surprised how easy it was (if you're happy playing with the API <g>) - I was expecting something much harder.  In the example below, I'm
copying a bitmap from an Image control on a UserForm to the Standard commandbar (in my tests, in Excel):

Option Explicit

 'Open, Empty, Populate and Close the clipboard
 Private Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As
 Private Declare Function EmptyClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long
 Private Declare Function SetClipboardData Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As
Long, ByVal hMem As Long) As Long
 Private Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long

 'Create a copy of the image's bitmap
 Declare Function CopyImage Lib "user32" (ByVal handle As Long, ByVal un1 As
Long, ByVal n1 As Long, ByVal n2 As Long,
ByVal un2 As Long) As Long

 'Constants used in API calls
 Const CF_BITMAP = 2

Function CopyImageToClipboard(oImage As Image) As Boolean

 Dim hCopy As Long, hClip As Long, h As Long

 hCopy = CopyImage(oImage.Picture.handle, IMAGE_BITMAP, 0, 0, 0)

 hClip = OpenClipboard(0&)
 If hClip > 0 Then
    h = EmptyClipboard
    h = SetClipboardData(CF_BITMAP, hCopy)
    hClip = CloseClipboard
    CopyImageToClipboard = True
 End If

End Function

Sub Test()

 Dim oBtn As CommandBarButton, i As Integer

 Load UserForm1

 If CopyImageToClipboard(UserForm1.Image1) Then
 End If

 Unload UserForm1

End Sub

BTW, the API calls to do the opposite (i.e. create a Picture object from
whatever's on the clipboard) is demonstrated in
PastePicture.zip on the Excel page of my web site.


Stephen Bullen
Microsoft MVP - Excel

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let me know if it works since i'm going to need it in the future :)

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Hi Bruintje,
I tested, but get problems when performing the 'PasteFace' method: "Method 'PasteFace' of object CommandBarButton failed". Seems the clipboard data are not quite correct. If I try to paste it in some little graphic program, there IS something in clipboard, but I get also an error.
But the way seems the right one... I will evaluate more on occasion...
greet. catrice
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