resizing picture object in crystal report 8.

Posted on 2004-09-09
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
i'm creating a report that include a picture object in it. i want the picture to be displayed in it's own size. The problem with picture object is the picture will be displayed fix the picture object size (stretch). Is the any other way to show the picture with it's own size (not stretched)?
Question by:craduza
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frodoman earned 50 total points
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If you're using the RDC components then you can do this by setting the mode to "auto-size".  See more details here:

If you're just pulling in a picture from a database then AFAIK there isn't a way to do this.

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Expert Comment

ID: 12020252
in with a small application you can reference the picture object and resize it programatically

CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.PictureObject picobject;
picobject.ObjectFormat.EnableCanGrow = true
picobject.height = xx = xx
picobject.width = xx
picobject.left = xx

If you need more help let me know


Author Comment

ID: 12040638
i'm still working on the code...:) hope it will work.

Author Comment

ID: 12041127
i'm using VB6 with Crystal report 8

Author Comment

ID: 12042748
i've solved the prob. with my own style..:D

Dim thePicture As Object
Dim xRatio As Single, yRatio As Single

Set thePicture = LoadPicture("c:\windows\desktop\yahoo.bmp")

'calculate the ratio
xRatio = Picture1.Width / thePicture.Width
yRatio = Picture1.Height / thePicture.Height

'use the smallest ratio value to resize the original picture
If xRatio < yRatio Then
     Picture1.Width = CLng(thePicture.Width * xRatio)
     Picture1.Height = CLng(thePicture.Height * xRatio)
    Picture1.Height = CLng(thePicture.Height * yRatio)
    Picture1.Width = CLng(thePicture.Width * yRatio)
End If

Set Picture1.FormattedPicture = LoadPicture("c:\temp\myPicture.bmp")

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