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Trouble getting a custom Access ribbon to show a png.

Posted on 2014-04-15
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Gurus,

I'm trying to design a custom menu in Access 2010. I want transparency for my icons, but am having trouble getting the icons to show up.

I have tried to follow the directions found at http://www.accessribbon.de/en/?Access_-_Ribbons:User_Defined_Icons___Pictures_In_Ribbon_Controls but no joy.

My ribbon XML is as follows:
<customUI xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/office/2009/07/customui">
  <ribbon startFromScratch="false">
    <tabs>
      <tab idMso="TabCreate" visible="true" />
      <tab id="dbCustomTab" label="Test Menu" visible="true">
        <group id="dbCustomGroup" label="Test" >
            
 <button id="OpenfrmPOEntry_0_7290FC08" label="PO Entry" imageMso="getImages" onAction="OnButtonPress" size="large"/>
         </group>

      </tab>
    </tabs>
  </ribbon>
</customUI>

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The function for getting the image is as follows:
Public Sub getImages(control As IRibbonControl, _
                     ByRef image)
                     
        Set image = LoadPictureGDIP(getAppPath & "cash1.png")

End Sub

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I do have the function getAppPath so it does resolve to the correct path, though I have also tried specifying the exact path ("C:\etc. etc.") If I put "msgbox getAppPath & "cash1.png"" into the immediate window I get the correct path.

I do have the function basGDIPlus as specified on accessribbon.de's page listed above. It can be found here: http://www.accessribbon.de/Count/count.php?id=73

My ribbon loads ok and performs the code I have assigned to it, but no picture. I have tried a number of sizes and resolutions, including 300x300, 32x32, 64x64, 16x16.  I am exporting the png out of Gimp using these settings:
Gimp shot
Any help would be appreciated.
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Question by:Michaelj42
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I feel your pain.
Go here:  http://www.axialis.com

I've found that if you use the icons here, you will not have this problem. And there are several free sets you can download to test with.  Each pak contains multiple sizes (16x16, 32x32 etc.) and other variations.

I use these almost exclusively in my Ribbons ... and they look GREAT.

mx
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I ended up just purchasing IDBE Ribbon Creator from http://www.ribboncreator2010.de.  I downloaded the shareware version and it just took all the pain out of making the ribbon, so I thought it was well worth the $41.
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Well ... I've been using RC 2010 and 2013 for 2 years.  Outstanding product. However, for icons I use the Axialis icons.

mx
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Found a good solution.
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And what was that solution ?
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