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Load Picture, Load Icon Dialog Boxes

This page is specific to the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) Language Reference for Office 2010.


Loads an existing picture file.

Look in

Select the location of the picture you want to open.

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Shows a list of folders or drives one level above the current folder.

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Creates a new folder.


Shows the folders or files in a list format that includes the icon and its name.


Shows the folders or files in a list that includes the icon and name, its size, type, and the date and time it was last modified.

File name

Select or type the name of a picture file you want to open.

List files of type

Select a file type. Files of the selected type appear in the File Name box.

  • All Picture Files (*.bmp, *.dib, *.wmf, *.emf, *.ico, *.cur) — Lists all picture files.

  • Bitmaps (*.bmp, *.dib) — Lists bitmaps and DIBs.

  • Metafiles (*.wmf, *.wmf) — Lists Microsoft Windows Metafiles.

  • Icons (*.ico, *.cur) — Lists the icons.

  • All Files (*.*) — Lists files of all types.


Opens the selected file.


Closes the dialog box without loading a picture file.


Lists the folders and files on the desktop. The files and folders are displayed in the File Name box.