Application.LoadPicture Method (Access)

Office 2013 and later
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The LoadPicture method loads a graphic into an ActiveX control.

expression .LoadPicture(FileName)

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

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).

Return Value

Object

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 = _ 
 LoadPicture("Stars.bmp")
Note 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.

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