Microsoft VBA view a JPEG file on click event


I am using Office 365 - Microsoft Access,  continuous form.   There is only one computer monitor at this time.  

I would like a photo of a [stockitem]  to pop up on a  click event .   The format of the file would be jpeg.   The file would be accessed strictly to view.   There would be no editing.  

Is there a control in Microsoft Access that handles this easily,  or should I use some sort of shell command?  I've seen references to "LoadPicture".

In this case, the file name might be C:.\Photos\2043.jpeg  

 Thank you
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Anthony BerenguelCommented:
This should suit your purpose.
application.followhyperlink "the filepath of the jpg" 

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peispudAuthor Commented:
That works. Thank you.

I would like to avoid the  a pop-up warning that comes up every time.
Anthony BerenguelCommented:
what does the pop-up say?
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peispudAuthor Commented:
This is on a Windows 10 machine.

It says

A potential security concern has been identified

Hyperlinks can be harmful to your computer and data... etc

and then

do you want to continue y/n
There's many different ways to decide to handle it.
Access has an Image control.
This can be bound to a path such as "C:\Photos\2043.jpeg"
The control will display the image.
Check my articles.  I have lots of stuff about images.

There's Win API
Here's some nice code.  Put it in a module
Option Compare Database
Option Explicit
Public Declare Function apiShellExecute Lib "shell32.dll" Alias "ShellExecuteA" ( _
ByVal hwnd As Long, _
ByVal lpOperation As String, _
ByVal lpFile As String, _
ByVal lpParameters As String, _
ByVal lpDirectory As String, _
ByVal nShowCmd As Long) As Long
'***App Window Constants***
Public Const WIN_NORMAL = 1         'Open Normal
Public Const WIN_MAX = 3            'Open Maximized
Public Const WIN_MIN = 2            'Open Minimized

'***Error Codes***
Private Const ERROR_SUCCESS = 32&
Private Const ERROR_NO_ASSOC = 31&
Private Const ERROR_OUT_OF_MEM = 0&
Private Const ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND = 2&
Private Const ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND = 3&
Private Const ERROR_BAD_FORMAT = 11&

Function fOpenFile(stFile As String)

    ' This function uses ShellExecute to open the file.

    Dim lRet As Long, varTaskID As Variant
    Dim stRet As String

    lRet = apiShellExecute(hWndAccessApp, "Open", _
            stFile, vbNullString, vbNullString, 0&)
    If lRet > ERROR_SUCCESS Then
        stRet = vbNullString
        lRet = -1
        Select Case lRet
            Case ERROR_NO_ASSOC:
                stRet = "Error: No associated application.  Couldn't open!"
            Case ERROR_OUT_OF_MEM:
                stRet = "Error: Out of Memory/Resources. Couldn't open!"
            Case ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND:
                stRet = "Error: File not found.  Couldn't open!"
            Case ERROR_PATH_NOT_FOUND:
                stRet = "Error: Path not found. Couldn't open!"
            Case ERROR_BAD_FORMAT:
                stRet = "Error:  Bad File Format. Couldn't open!"
            Case Else:
        End Select
    End If
    fOpenFile = lRet & _
                IIf(stRet = "", vbNullString, ", " & stRet)
End Function
Sub OpenJpg(FullPath As String)
Dim OpenThis
OpenThis = fOpenFile(FullPath)
If OpenThis <> -1 Then
    MsgBox OpenThis
End If
End Sub

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feed it OpenJpg("C:\Photos\2043.jpeg") and it will open that file in the default Windows program for that file extension

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This can be bound to a path such as "C:\Photos\2043.jpeg"
In Access 2010 and later it can be bound to a field containing paths, and then each row of the form will display the unique image bound by the field.
You may want some thumbnail size images for that, and then a click to open a new popup form with the full size -- or just a popup with a large image control bound to the path
Anthony BerenguelCommented:
try this
docmd.setwarnings false
application.followhyperlink "the filepath of the jpg" 
docmd.setwarnings true

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peispudAuthor Commented:
The code provided by Nick67 worked flawlessly. I will look at your articles.
I also appreciate the help that Anthony Berenguel gave me.
Thank you all.
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