You can add pictures to the report or label page layout. For example, you can add a company logo to the page header of an invoice. You can add pictures from image files or contents from General fields to reports using the Picture/OLE Bound control.
|When you want to add a picture that can vary depending on the record or a group of records, store the picture in a General field instead of a file. When you add the picture to the layout, add the picture by specifying the General field instead of a file. For more information, see General Field Type and How to: Add General Fields to Reports.|
To add a picture to the page layout
Open the report or label in the appropriate designer.
On the Report menu, point to Insert Control, and click Picture/OLE Bound.
The Picture/OLE Bound Properties dialog box opens.
In the Picture/OLE Bound Properties dialog box, click the General tab if it is not selected.
In the Control source area, perform one of the following:
To use an image file on disk (or in your project) on a report layout, click Image file name. In the Control source box, type the name of the file and include the path if needed.
Tip: To browse for and select a file, click the ellipsis (вЂ¦) button to display the Open Picture dialog box.
To use an image stored in a General field of a table, click General field name. In the Control source box, type the name of the General field containing the image.
Tip: To browse for and select a field, click the ellipsis (вЂ¦) button to open the Expression Builder dialog box. The Expression Builder dialog box displays available fields when the report's data environment contains a table or view.
To use an expression (such as a string variable, a non-General character field, or a string literal) that resolves to the name of an image file, click Expression or variable name.
Tip: To build an expression or select a variable, click the ellipsis (вЂ¦) button to opens the Expression Builder so that you can build an expression or select a variable. For more information, see Expression Builder Dialog Box.
To use an instance of a Visual FoxPro Image class as the source of an image on a report layout, click Expression or variable name., and enter a variable name containing an object reference to a form's Image control that has its PictureVal Property set appropriately.
Tip: The use of an Image object's PictureVal property as a image source in a report is only supported in object-assisted output mode. It will work in backward-compatible mode, in some cases, but results are not guaranteed. For example, in backward-compatible mode, Picture/OLE Bound controls with this source may not respect the Clip sizing option. For more information, see SET REPORTBEHAVIOR Command.
- To use an image file on disk (or in your project) on a report layout, click Image file name. In the Control source box, type the name of the file and include the path if needed.
When you are finished in the Picture/OLE Bound Properties dialog box, click OK.
The Picture/OLE Bound report control appears in the Page Header band by default. After you add the control, you can move it by dragging it to the position you want.
Tip: You can add Picture/OLE Bound controls at the position you want by selecting them on the Report Controls toolbar and drawing them.
If you specified an image file, the Picture/OLE Bound report control displays an image. If you specified a General field, the Picture/OLE Bound report control displays a generic frame. When you specify images, they retain their original size by default. For more information, see How to: Resize Report Controls.
For more information, see General Tab, Report Control Properties Dialog Box (Report Builder).
For an example of a report containing pictures, see the sample report Wrapping.frx in the Visual FoxPro directory, ...\Samples\Solution\Reports.