ms paint to capture signatures
Posted on 2009-04-01
I've developed a method to capture signatures using ms paint from my access/sql database. I can open up a customized paint file with a doubleclick on an OLE box within access and store it well. When I open up the ms paint file, all the toolbars, color palettes and pen-types are activated and showing. I want to be able to have the paint file open up with those options already clicked off, so that the person signing only sees the box in which they are to sign. It would also be nice if somehow i could embed a close button that the signer could click after signing the document (but I'm not too hopeful about that).
The reason I'm doing this is because I find that using signature pads within a terminal services environment to be clumsy, inelegant, and complex.