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Posted on 2004-08-20
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Hi..

Can someone please help me on data reports in Visual Basic 6.0?

I have a table with a list of employees.  One of the field contains the filename for the image file (.JPG).  I created a data report with an Image control.  I want to be able to print out the employee with their picture in it.  The objective of the application is to print identification cards for all the employees in the table.   I am using one of those Avery business card papers to print the cards.

However, I can't seem to find the property that would allow me to assign value to the Image control.  I am able to show the Name and IDs but not the picture.  The image control allow me to specify a fixed file but not to dynamically assign a filename.

Please help..  I hope I was able to explain my dilemma clearly.

Thank you for all you experts out there.
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Question by:winpiglet
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The only way you can dynamically assign a picture to a report image is to do it once before you run the report.  This would mean that you have to run a report for each employee. It's probably not what you want but here it is anyway.

1) Add a new data report to your project
2) Draw an image control in the top of the report in the report header (section4)
3) Write a function in the report module:

Public Function LoadImage(sFileName As String)

    Set Me.Sections.Item("Section4").Controls("Image1").Picture = LoadPicture(sFileName)
   
End Function

When you run the report you'd do something like this:

Private Sub Command1_Click()

    With DataReport1
        .LoadImage "c:\a.jpg"
        etc...
        .Show
    End With
End Sub

You can only change the image once per run of the report.
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