Could someone give me a few pointers on how to create a 'Browse' button on a form with the intent to search for an image in an bound-image to record and assign it and store the bmp selected by the user from the user's machine?
'This code was originally written by Ken Getz. 'It is not to be altered or distributed, 'except as part of an application. 'You are free to use it in any application, 'provided the copyright notice is left unchanged. ' ' Code courtesy of: ' Microsoft Access 95 How-To ' Ken Getz and Paul Litwin ' Waite Group Press, 1996
Type tagOPENFILENAME lStructSize As Long hwndOwner As Long hInstance As Long strFilter As String strCustomFilter As String nMaxCustFilter As Long nFilterIndex As Long strFile As String nMaxFile As Long strFileTitle As String nMaxFileTitle As Long strInitialDir As String strTitle As String Flags As Long nFileOffset As Integer nFileExtension As Integer strDefExt As String lCustData As Long lpfnHook As Long lpTemplateName As String End Type
Declare Function aht_apiGetOpenFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" _ Alias "GetOpenFileNameA" (OFN As tagOPENFILENAME) As Boolean
Declare Function aht_apiGetSaveFileName Lib "comdlg32.dll" _ Alias "GetSaveFileNameA" (OFN As tagOPENFILENAME) As Boolean Declare Function CommDlgExtendedError Lib "comdlg32.dll" () As Long
Global Const ahtOFN_READONLY = &H1 Global Const ahtOFN_OVERWRITEPROMPT = &H2 Global Const ahtOFN_HIDEREADONLY = &H4 Global Const ahtOFN_NOCHANGEDIR = &H8 Global Const ahtOFN_SHOWHELP = &H10 ' You won't use these. 'Global Const ahtOFN_ENABLEHOOK = &H20 'Global Const ahtOFN_ENABLETEMPLATE = &H40 'Global Const ahtOFN_ENABLETEMPLATEHANDLE = &H80 Global Const ahtOFN_NOVALIDATE = &H100 Global Const ahtOFN_ALLOWMULTISELECT = &H200 Global Const ahtOFN_EXTENSIONDIFFERENT = &H400 Global Const ahtOFN_PATHMUSTEXIST = &H800 Global Const ahtOFN_FILEMUSTEXIST = &H1000 Global Const ahtOFN_CREATEPROMPT = &H2000 Global Const ahtOFN_SHAREAWARE = &H4000 Global Const ahtOFN_NOREADONLYRETURN = &H8000 Global Const ahtOFN_NOTESTFILECREATE = &H10000 Global Const ahtOFN_NONETWORKBUTTON = &H20000 Global Const ahtOFN_NOLONGNAMES = &H40000 ' New for Windows 95 Global Const ahtOFN_EXPLORER = &H80000 Global Const ahtOFN_NODEREFERENCELINKS = &H100000 Global Const ahtOFN_LONGNAMES = &H200000
Function TestIt() Dim strFilter As String Dim lngFlags As Long strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, "Access Files (*.mda, *.mdb)", _ "*.MDA;*.MDB") strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, "dBASE Files (*.dbf)", "*.DBF") strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, "Text Files (*.txt)", "*.TXT") strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, "All Files (*.*)", "*.*") MsgBox "You selected: " & ahtCommonFileOpenSave(InitialDir:="C:", _ Filter:=strFilter, FilterIndex:=3, Flags:=lngFlags, _ DialogTitle:="Hello! Open Me!") ' Since you passed in a variable for lngFlags, ' the function places the output flags value in the variable. Debug.Print Hex(lngFlags) End Function
Function GetOpenFile(Optional varDirectory As Variant, _ Optional varTitleForDialog As Variant) As Variant ' Here's an example that gets an Access database name. Dim strFilter As String Dim lngFlags As Long Dim varFileName As Variant ' Specify that the chosen file must already exist, ' don't change directories when you're done ' Also, don't bother displaying ' the read-only box. It'll only confuse people. lngFlags = ahtOFN_FILEMUSTEXIST Or _ ahtOFN_HIDEREADONLY Or ahtOFN_NOCHANGEDIR If IsMissing(varDirectory) Then varDirectory = "" End If If IsMissing(varTitleForDialog) Then varTitleForDialog = "" End If
' Define the filter string and allocate space in the "c" ' string Duplicate this line with changes as necessary for ' more file templates. strFilter = ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter, _ "Access (*.mdb)", "*.MDB;*.MDA") ' Now actually call to get the file name. varFileName = ahtCommonFileOpenSave( _ OpenFile:=True, _ InitialDir:=varDirectory, _ Filter:=strFilter, _ Flags:=lngFlags, _ DialogTitle:=varTitleForDialog) If Not IsNull(varFileName) Then varFileName = TrimNull(varFileName) End If GetOpenFile = varFileName End Function
Function ahtCommonFileOpenSave( _ Optional ByRef Flags As Variant, _ Optional ByVal InitialDir As Variant, _ Optional ByVal Filter As Variant, _ Optional ByVal FilterIndex As Variant, _ Optional ByVal DefaultExt As Variant, _ Optional ByVal FileName As Variant, _ Optional ByVal DialogTitle As Variant, _ Optional ByVal hwnd As Variant, _ Optional ByVal OpenFile As Variant) As Variant ' This is the entry point you'll use to call the common ' file open/save dialog. The parameters are listed ' below, and all are optional. ' ' In: ' Flags: one or more of the ahtOFN_* constants, OR'd together. ' InitialDir: the directory in which to first look ' Filter: a set of file filters, set up by calling ' AddFilterItem. See examples. ' FilterIndex: 1-based integer indicating which filter ' set to use, by default (1 if unspecified) ' DefaultExt: Extension to use if the user doesn't enter one. ' Only useful on file saves. ' FileName: Default value for the file name text box. ' DialogTitle: Title for the dialog. ' hWnd: parent window handle ' OpenFile: Boolean(True=Open File/False=Save As) ' Out: ' Return Value: Either Null or the selected filename Dim OFN As tagOPENFILENAME Dim strFileName As String Dim strFileTitle As String Dim fResult As Boolean ' Give the dialog a caption title. If IsMissing(InitialDir) Then InitialDir = CurDir If IsMissing(Filter) Then Filter = "" If IsMissing(FilterIndex) Then FilterIndex = 1 If IsMissing(Flags) Then Flags = 0& If IsMissing(DefaultExt) Then DefaultExt = "" If IsMissing(FileName) Then FileName = "" If IsMissing(DialogTitle) Then DialogTitle = "" If IsMissing(hwnd) Then hwnd = Application.hWndAccessApp If IsMissing(OpenFile) Then OpenFile = True ' Allocate string space for the returned strings. strFileName = Left(FileName & String(256, 0), 256) strFileTitle = String(256, 0) ' Set up the data structure before you call the function With OFN .lStructSize = Len(OFN) .hwndOwner = hwnd .strFilter = Filter .nFilterIndex = FilterIndex .strFile = strFileName .nMaxFile = Len(strFileName) .strFileTitle = strFileTitle .nMaxFileTitle = Len(strFileTitle) .strTitle = DialogTitle .Flags = Flags .strDefExt = DefaultExt .strInitialDir = InitialDir ' Didn't think most people would want to deal with ' these options. .hInstance = 0 '.strCustomFilter = "" '.nMaxCustFilter = 0 .lpfnHook = 0 'New for NT 4.0 .strCustomFilter = String(255, 0) .nMaxCustFilter = 255 End With ' This will pass the desired data structure to the ' Windows API, which will in turn it uses to display ' the Open/Save As Dialog. If OpenFile Then fResult = aht_apiGetOpenFileName(OFN) Else fResult = aht_apiGetSaveFileName(OFN) End If
' The function call filled in the strFileTitle member ' of the structure. You'll have to write special code ' to retrieve that if you're interested. If fResult Then ' You might care to check the Flags member of the ' structure to get information about the chosen file. ' In this example, if you bothered to pass in a ' value for Flags, we'll fill it in with the outgoing ' Flags value. If Not IsMissing(Flags) Then Flags = OFN.Flags ahtCommonFileOpenSave = TrimNull(OFN.strFile) Else ahtCommonFileOpenSave = vbNullString End If End Function
Function ahtAddFilterItem(strFilter As String, _ strDescription As String, Optional varItem As Variant) As String ' Tack a new chunk onto the file filter. ' That is, take the old value, stick onto it the description, ' (like "Databases"), a null character, the skeleton ' (like "*.mdb;*.mda") and a final null character.
If IsMissing(varItem) Then varItem = "*.*" ahtAddFilterItem = strFilter & _ strDescription & vbNullChar & _ varItem & vbNullChar End Function
Private Function TrimNull(ByVal strItem As String) As String Dim intPos As Integer intPos = InStr(strItem, vbNullChar) If intPos > 0 Then TrimNull = Left(strItem, intPos - 1) Else TrimNull = strItem End If End Function
well what to say... it works... the problem is: the browse window appears and i can select the picture that i what, etc... BUT i don't know how to my selection be inserted in a field already created (object OLE) in a table. so can you help me on this by changing this code or another option... my e-mail: email@example.com my Thanks
Hello all: I'm trying to create a browse button in MS Access. Here is the code I've used so far:
Private Sub ImgBrowse_Click()
Dim OFN As OPENFILENAME On Error GoTo Err_cmdInsertPic_Click
' Set options for dialog box. With OFN .lpstrTitle = "Images" If Not IsNull([ImageFullPath]) Then .lpstrFile = [ImageFullPath] .flags = &H1804 ' OFN_FileMustExist + OFN_PathMustExist + OFN_HideReadOnly .lpstrFilter = MakeFilterString("Image files (*.bmp;*.gif;*.jpg;*.wmf)", "*.bmp;*.gif;*.jpg;*.wmf", _ "All files (*.*)", "*.*") End With
If OpenDialog(OFN) Then [ImageFullPath] = OFN.lpstrFile [ImagePicture].Picture = [ImageFullPath] SysCmd acSysCmdSetStatus, "Afbeelding: '" & [ImageFullPath] & "'." End If Form.Refresh Exit Sub Err_cmdInsertPic_Click: MsgBox Err.Description, vbExclamation End Sub
and here is what is in my module:
Option Compare Database
Public Type OPENFILENAME lpstrTitle As String lpstrFile As String flags As Long lpstrFilter As String
When I attempt to compile it says Sub or function not defined and highlights MakeFilterString. Why is this and how can I fix it? An ideas? Thank you
i would like to create an browse button on my form so i can find the pictures i would like and then to been shown on the picture field on my form. i tried the northwood code from help but i could manage nothing woth it. do you have any idea to help ,me please??
I am designing a form and I need to add a Browse button to it. I need the Browse Button to point to the "My Computer". Once that file is selected I need it to fill in the hyperlink box. I have the hyperlink text box on the form and it works if you manually type a link in. I would like it to auto fill-in with the selected file.
Below is a pic of the form I'm having trouble with. the poject is a database of golf courses. there is a form for entering/viewing information for each hole for each course. basically each record has a thumbnail pic of the hole.
That browse button needs to do something. It needs to open a browse dialog box, similar to the browse dialog box you get on many other programs. The idea is that the user selects the picture from the browse dialog box and the file name of this picture is put in the PhotoFile field.
I have no idea where to start on this, but I did check out the Northwind database that comes with Access - its similar but has loads of other functions bundled with it that I don't need and doesn't work without these functions.
I'm no programming genius either! so any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks
My job has recently decided that I need to build a database of test pictures, I've read many forums on the link pictures / putting browse button as I gather it makes the database too large with attachments.
My problem is I think I grasp the concept but I cant seem to use the code / Im not sure where im actually putting the code.
I have a field on a form which the user currently has to manually type in the file path to a specific picture on a local drive. After the file path is entered, the path is linked and the picture is shown in an image box. I did this because I didnt want to bog the database down with attached files.
I wondered if I could have a browse button, which when pressed brought up the browse window to allow you to locate the image (using the standard windows browser). Then when you clicked ok, it writes the filename into the correct field on the form.
I need to return a folders directory to a text box on my forms record called Files_Directory when i click the Browse command button... The folder will have more folders within it along with documents all relivant to the folder selected, hense the need for just the folder directory rather than a file.
I created a database and I manage to split it into front end and backend. now I'm going to make an EXE of the front end.My question is when I open the front end, I need the database to be empty, and them create a button that will make the user select which project he wants to open (backend).I also need to create a button that will create a new empty backend and save it as a new project.
I would like to create a button with a macro that will bring up a blank form to create a new record (as opposed to going directly to the datasheet table). There are options to Save a Record, Refresh a Record, Search for A Record, Delete a Record and Show All Records, but I don't see a macro to create a new record.
I am new to the forums, so if i posted this in the wrong section...please accept my apologies...
I am creating a database for recording some information about various customers. There is a date field involved, and if a certain number of days pass from that date, i want to create a button that when it is pressed it will check all the dates to see if this condition is true.
Current Date is 10/21/2006, when i press the button, the database will check to see if 10 days have passed from the date recorded.
User 1 - 10/05/2006 - True User 2 - 10/10/2006 - True User 3 - 10/15/2006 - False
Then it would just display the records which are listed as true only. I was thinking of using a query, but i am not sure how to quite do so...please give your recommendations as to what i can do.
I have a contact list db that displays in datasheet view on startup. I also have an alternate form that displays in datasheet mode that i want to be able to toggle to with a click of a button. I would like the button to appear at the top of the default datasheet form, that will allow a user to toggle to the alternate form when they need to.
I know this has probably been gone over, but I'm just looking for a super-simple way to put a button on my form that will create a number of records equal to the number of days in the month listed in a field. For instance, if MyField is "4/1/2015", I'd like the system to create one record for each date between 4/1/15 and 4/30/15.
I have scoured the forums, and I find many threads on creating multiple records, but none of them deal with the same type of thing I need. I have a field, called MyField, and I have a table called MyTable with a column called MyDate. I want to enter a date into MyField, then click a button, and the button will run code/macro/whatever that will create multiple rows in MyTable, one for each date in Month([MyField])
I have created a form and housed in the form is a combo box that pulls info from managers I work with. I want to create a command button that I can click to send them an email. I have their information tabled and then have also converted that table into a form. I have their email address I just need to know how to properly code the command. I have no visual basic experience. I have had classes where I've coded in C++ and HTML but very limited.
I've never used Access much...i was able to use it OK at one point but ive forgotten all about it now. I need to create something very simple for the reception at my work...
When a customer phones we want to be able to keep track of how they heard of us - so we want a very simple access/VB program.
The best way would be to have buttons of each of the magazines our company is listed in..then when someone phones and says "ahhh magazine 3" the receptionist can press a button and the button will add 1 to a field in a table?/report? next to that magazine.
Hope that makes sense :s
Any help would be very appreciated! - It seems very simple to do ?