Subject Display Images on the form from a local imagefolder
Date Fri, 22 Sep 2023 00:13:18 -0400
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Following Mervin Bick adive that's not recommended  to  save images to tables.

>>>Mervin Bick advice:
>>>"hat said, just because dBASE allows you to do something doesn't mean
>>>you should.  There is a school of thought that holds that one shouldn't
>>>save images in a table.  One should rather keep all images in a folder
>>>and save the image name, including the path, to a text field in the
>>>table.  One can use the rowset's onNavigate event handler to display the
>>>image in an image control on the form as the user steps through the table."

I've been trying to use images from my computer directory location but
can't get it to work.

I added a character field named "imagefolder" to my fish4.dbf file and wrote the image files name to this particular record "C:\Users\HOME_PC\Desktop\blueangelfish.png"

Dropped an image controle  from the componed pallete  to the form
and have programmed an onNavigate function into the form.

this.IMAGE1 = new IMAGE(this)
   with (this.IMAGE1)
      height = 4.84
      left = 73.1111
      top = 3.96
      width = 17.8889

function form_onNavigate(nWorkArea)
             local cImageFileName
             // Assuming I have a field in my table that contains image file paths
            cImageFileName = form.fish41.rowset.fields["imagefolder"]
            // Image control's ImageFile property to display the image
          this.image1 = cImageFileName