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Posted on 2009-04-14
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I have a form where users can import an image of their vehicle. This image gets placed as a panels background.
I then save the image to an Ole Object field in an Access Table.
I have everything working except the retrieving of the image.  I can see in the database that it is stored as a long binary data.
I have added the whole procedure I use to retrieve this data.
What am I doing wrong?
Thanks
Public Sub FillCars(Optional ByVal Pan As Panel = Nothing)
        Dim ds As New DataSet
 
        If DatabaseToUse() = BizObjs.DBType.Access Then
            'Access Database
            Dim dc As New OleDb.OleDbConnection(ConnectionString)
            Dim cmd As New OleDb.OleDbCommand(CreateSQLSelect, dc)
 
 
            Try
                dc.Open()
                Dim dr As OleDbDataReader = cmd.ExecuteReader()
                If dr.HasRows Then
                    dr.Read()
 
                    CarID = dr("CarID")
                    CarNumb = Field2Str(dr("CarNumb"))
                    CarName = Field2Str(dr("CarName"))
                    CarColor = Field2Integer(dr("CarColor"))
                    ChassisID = Field2Integer(dr("ChassisID"))
                    CompetitionClassID = Field2Integer(dr("CompetitionClassID"))
                    EngineID = Field2Integer(dr("EngineID"))
                    CarJunctionID = Field2Integer(dr("CarJunctionID"))
                    CarColorText = Field2Str(dr("CarColorText"))
                    CarClassID = Field2Integer(dr("CarClassID"))
                    CarPicPath = Field2Str(dr("CarPicPath"))
##### I get the error on this next statement ##############
                    Dim cImage() As Byte = dr("CarPic")
                    If Not cImage Is Nothing Then
                        Try
                            Dim MSImage As New MemoryStream(cImage)
                            'This is the Picture Box in which we will display the image
                            Pan.BackgroundImage = Image.FromStream(MSImage)
 
                        Catch ex As Exception
                            Exit Try
 
                        End Try
                    End If
 
                End If
                dr.Close()
            Catch ex As Exception
 
                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
                Throw ex
 
            Finally
                dc.Close()
 
            End Try
        End If
 
    End Sub

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by:Deathrace
ID: 24135950
Hi,
Here are few articles...which solves your problem...
http://www.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0030.htm
http://www.mvps.org/access/forms/frm0044.htm

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by:Sheritlw
ID: 24139958
I have read a lot of articles like you posted.  I need to know what is wrong with my code.
Thanks
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Sheritlw earned 0 total points
ID: 24141403
I found the solution.
Here's the code if anyone else is looking for it.
 Public Function UpdatePicture() As Integer
        Dim i As Integer
        Dim str As String

        If msCarPicPath = "" Then
           

            i = RemovePicture()
            Return i

        Else
            str = "Update Cars Set CarPic = @ImageData where " _
                & " carid = " & miCarID & ""


            Try
                Dim FSImage As New FileStream(msCarPicPath, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read)
                'Store it in Bytes
                Dim BTImage(FSImage.Length() - 1) As Byte
                FSImage.Read(BTImage, 0, BTImage.Length)
                FSImage.Close()
                Dim Prm As New OleDbParameter("@ImageData", OleDbType.VarBinary, BTImage.Length, ParameterDirection.Input, False, 0, 0, Nothing, DataRowVersion.Current, BTImage)

                Using cmd As New OleDbCommand(str, oleCnn)
                    cmd.Parameters.Add(Prm)
                    oleCnn.Open()
                    i = cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
                    oleCnn.Close()
                End Using

                Return i

            Catch ex As Exception

                MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
                Throw ex

            Finally
                If oleCnn.State = ConnectionState.Open Then
                    oleCnn.Close()
                End If
            End Try
        End If
    End Function
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