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LoadPicture Method [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

The LoadPicture method loads a graphic into an ActiveX control.


expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

FileName  Required String. The file name of the graphic to be loaded. The graphic can be a bitmap file (.bmp), icon file (.ico), run-length encoded file (.rle), or metafile (.wmf).


Assign the return value of the LoadPicture method to the Picture property of an ActiveX control to dynamically load a graphic into the control. The following example loads a bitmap into a control called OLECustomControl on an Orders form:

Set Forms!Orders!OLECustomControl.Picture = _

The LoadPicture method returns an object of type Picture. You can assign this value to a variable of type Object by using the Set statement.

The Picture object is not a Microsoft Access object, but it is available to procedures in Microsoft Access.

Note  You can't use the LoadPicture method to set the Picture property of an image control. This method works with ActiveX controls only. To set the Picture property of an image control, simply assign to it a string specifying the file name and path of the desired graphic.

Applies to | Application Object