Applies to

Picture, PictureButton, and PictureHyperLink controls, UserObject used as tab page


The PictureName property specifies the name of the file that contains the picture displayed in the control. For PictureButton controls, the picture specified by the PictureName property is the one that is displayed when the button is enabled.

The picture can be in the following formats:

  • bitmap (.BMP)

  • runlength encoded (.RLE)

  • Windows metafile (.WMF)

  • GIF (.GIF)

  • JPEG (.JPG or .JPEG)


In a painter

To specify the picture for a Picture control and for the enabled state of a PictureButton:

  • Enter the name of the file in the PictureName field on the General page of the control's Properties view, or use the Browse button next to the PictureName field to select a file.

In scripts

The PictureName property takes a string value.

The following line selects a picture file for a PictureButton pb_1:

pb_1.PictureName = "c:\pictures\pb1.bmp"