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VBA - Background image positioning

Posted on 2006-07-06
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Hello

I want to be able to call an image from my VBA script and have it display on the page. I have some code but I do not know if I am doing it right?

Dim backgrd As String
   
    backgrd = Application_Paths.ScreenBckPth + "\Logon.bmp"

    'Call CreateDesktopShortcut("frmFlash")
   
    Me.imgBack.Picture = backgrd

In order to use the backslash to find the image does it need to be in the same folder? How would I located a file that is in the same file. Within a folder I have my database and also a folder named PNG. Within that folder is a background called "background.png". Does anybody know how to navigate this??
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by:Raynard7
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The folder needs to be in th epath of backgrnd - as long as you can specify the folder and the file and put it into backgrd then it will work.

You can hard code it ie - C:\temp\background.png or you can use a relative location
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by:rockiroads
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If u want the image to be in the same folder as your mdb

u can use this instead


CurrentProject.Path

to get filename its then

CurrentProject.Path & "\Logon.bmp"


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by:andyb7901
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Whenever I hard code it I get an error on this line;

Me.imgBack.Picture = backgrd

How would I call the background image to the screen??
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by:Raynard7
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Try me.Picture instead of Me.imgBack.Picture
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by:andyb7901
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that has solved that error, but it tells me object requiremed when I try to find my image through the path.

backgrd = Application_Paths.ScreenBckPth + "C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Desktop\PraktisIT\PNG\Blank_form.png"

Do you think this is the correect way to do it?
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by:Raynard7
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This is not the correct way;

You can either do

backgrd = "C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Desktop\PraktisIT\PNG\Blank_form.png"

or

backgrd = Application.CurrentProject.Path & "\Blank_Form.png"

Depending if you want to set it relative to the location to the db or if the image will always be in the one spot
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by:andyb7901
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I think it would be sensible to use the bottom piece of code. In case the images and DB are moved. However, would it be possible for me to code it as ..\..\ to come out of the folder and into a new one. Or currently I have a db and a folder named PNG's in the same folder. What I would need is to go into the PNG folder and find an address. Would that be as simple as /PNG/filename.png.
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by:Raynard7
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It would be as simple addressing \PNG\Filename.png - if the PNG folder is always in the db folder
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by:andyb7901
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yeah they are. What would be allthe code for the image then?

Dim backgrd As String
   
backgrd = Application_Paths.ScreenBckPth + "\PNG\hEADED PAPER\MainLogoncopy_newlogo"
   
Me.imgBack.Picture = backgrd

Would it be as simple as this?
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by:Raynard7
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Yes it would be - i would note , it is best if you use & and not + when joining text fields
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by:andyb7901
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I have done the following but I keep getting the error object required(***). Im pretty sure the path is correct. I placed an image on the page using the irght click and properties command, and then browsing the file. I then copied the files path, and inserted it into my path in my code. So I think it is right?? Any ideas?

Dim backgrd As String

    'on load maxmise this form
    DoCmd.Maximize
   
    ****backgrd = Application_Paths.ScreenBckPth & "\PNG\hEADED PAPER\MainLogon copy_new Logo.png"
   
    Me.Picture = backgrd

    Me.admin.Visible = False
    Me.continue.Visible = False
   
    Me.Picture = backgrd
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Raynard7 earned 500 total points
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This is because you should be using

backgrd =  Application.CurrentProject.Path  & "\PNG\hEADED PAPER\MainLogon copy_new Logo.png"
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by:andyb7901
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Ah that seems to work now, Thanks!! Do you know why the image is displaying dead centre though. Can the window being opened only be the size of the image? Itsd just that I have spaces in the background image where things like buttons and text boxes need to go?
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by:rockiroads
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andyb7901, I went away to a meeting so I didnt get a chance to help you further on this
But Raynard7 sorted u out
But just wondering, did u not see my post where I mentioned using CurrentProject.Path? though I used logon.bmp as per your example code
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by:andyb7901
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Im sorry, I did not see your answer. However, Raynard did provide me with a great deal of help, and pointed out other areas to.
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