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Microsoft: Access Forms FAQ

Access 2010

How do I add images with transparencies to button controls by 1DMF
Posted: 1 Feb 12

If like me you have banged your head on the wall that is MS Access and transparent images on button controls, take a pause, rub your head and follow these simple instructions....

1. Draw an image control on the form and select an image with transparency ( I used .PNG files )

2. Change the property 'Picture type' to 'shared' (noting control name or image name)

3. Click the button control

4. Click the property 'Picture' and you will see the picture from the image control is now available for selection, select it.

5. You can now change the button control 'Picture type' to 'Embedded'

You should now have a transparent image that isn't compatible with buttons on a button control.

For each new button image required, simply change the image control picture source to your desired image and then use that shared image as the image for your button control.

Once you have your buttons with the desired images, simply delete the image control!

Hope it helps others as this drove me crazy for eons before I worked it out!



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