Where to get or how to create images for command buttons? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a need to create a couple of small buttons with images on them (no room for text).

    These buttons will be about .33in x .33in. One button will send emails and the other secure emails.

    None of the Microsoft-supplied icons resembles what I want.

    I found some suitable .PNG images on the internet but not sure if I can use that format or if they have to be .BMP

    I do not have any image editing software other than MS Paint, nor am I allowed to download any software.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

    Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:26 PM


All replies

  • You don't say what version of Access you are working with.

    Have you tried to use a png image?  In newer versions of Access, pngs work just fine.  Just try to resample them as small as possible to not bloat your database any more than necessary.  No point using a high resolution image for a small command button!

    Daniel Pineault, 2010-2012 Microsoft MVP
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    Thursday, August 25, 2016 4:50 PM
  • Thanks, I ended up using Microsoft Paint to create my own icons as BMPs.

    Here are my two icons if anyone is interested.


    Thursday, August 25, 2016 10:03 PM
  • Hi AllTheGoodNamesWereTaken,

    if you want to put the image on buttons then icon files ae also supported.

    you can find icon files easily on the internet and it have extension .ico.

    also it is available in every size so you not need to modify it. you can directly use it on the buttons.

    just you need to select icon when you load the image on button.

    also when you download an image from internet at that time the save dialogbox asked you in which format you want to save the file at that time you can change the extension from .png to .bmp.

    below is a icon file I use on the button.



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    Friday, August 26, 2016 12:24 AM