Solved

Images through active x controls on a form (500)

Posted on 2007-03-28
5
148 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-30
Hey all,

Anyone know if there is a way to display a dialog in Excel with a background image.  That is to say, can the active x controls be set to transparent?? I'm on Excel 2000.  I know labels have a transparency property, but I don't think the others do.

TIA!

Scott
0
Comment
Question by:bfreescott
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 18814739
I can't remember for sure about 2000 but in 2002 the controls have a BackStyle property that you can set to Transparent.
HTH
Rory
0
 

Author Comment

by:bfreescott
ID: 18814978
Some of the controls in 2000 do, like Option Buttons.  But it doesn't help to set the transparency property of an option button if the Frame (GroupBox) around it doesn't have a BackStyle property.
0
 
LVL 85

Accepted Solution

by:
Rory Archibald earned 250 total points
ID: 18815027
That's true - you have to live without frame controls but that's not such a hardship. You can use a label control to simulate the frame around the option buttons (just send it behind the option buttons) and use the GroupName property of the option buttons to group them together.
Regards,
Rory
0
 

Author Comment

by:bfreescott
ID: 18815472
Sounds like a good workaround.  I'll have to give it a try when I have time to play around.

Thanks Rory!
0
 
LVL 85

Expert Comment

by:Rory Archibald
ID: 18815494
Glad to help - thanks for the grade.
Rory
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Have you ever wanted to restrict the users input in a textbox to numbers, and while doing that make sure that they can't 'cheat' by pasting in non-numeric text? Of course you can do that with code you write yourself but it's tedious and error-prone …
How to quickly and accurately populate Word documents with Excel data, charts and images (including Automated Bookmark generation) David Miller (dlmille) Synopsis In this article you’ll learn how to use ExcelToWord! to copy data,charts, shapes …
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate in Microsoft Excel how to add style and sexy appeal to horizontal bar charts.

920 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now