Visual Basic Reference

Visual Studio 6.0

StdPicture Object

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The StdPicture object enables you to manipulate bitmaps, icons, metafiles enhanced metafiles, GIF, and JPEG images assigned to objects having a Picture property.




You frequently identify a StdPicture object using the Picture property of an object that displays graphics (such as a Form object or a PictureBox control). If you have a PictureBox control named Picture1, you can set its Picture property to a StdPicture object using the Set statement, as in the following example:

Dim X As New StdPicture
Set X = LoadPicture("c:\windows\circles.bmp")
Set Picture1.Picture = X

You can use an array of StdPicture objects to keep a series of graphics in memory without needing a form that contains multiple PictureBox or Image controls.