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ImageControl on Active Reports 2

Gerardo Hernandez Sep 23, 2015 08:34PM EDT

I'm evaluating ImageMan ActiveX library in order replace Pegasus ImagXpress control in all our VB6 applications. The first of them uses Active Reports 2 (from DataDynamics) to print data and images stored in an .sdf database. I was able to place the ImageMan control (ImageControl) on the Active Report details and run the report, but the image is never displayed (just the background).
I tried loading from memory and setting the 'Picture' property directly.

Please let me know and I will provide the sample project.

Thanks for any help you may provide us.

Gerardo Hernandez Lopez
Application Developer
Ident-A-Kid Services of America, Inc.
1780 102nd Ave. N. Suite 100
St. Petersburg, FL 33716.
(727)577-4646 x111

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DTI Support  Data Techniques Employee Sep 23, 2015 09:17PM EDT


If you can send us the sample we'll be glad to have a look, pls send to Note that Active Reports Version 2 seems to be rather dated, arent they at Version 9 now ?

We'll need to see where we can get the Version 2 install/trial for testing.

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Gerardo Hernandez  Data Techniques Employee Sep 24, 2015 08:03PM EDT

John, thanks for your prompt response.
I found a workaround for what I need, although I would like to know what you think about it:
I added an VB6 image control to the report and after loading the image from memory to the ImageMan control, I have the following:

imgVb6.Picture = imageMan1.VBPicture

So the picture is displayed in the image control but not in the imageMan one (although the bytes are loaded in it).

Any suggestions?


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DTI Support  Data Techniques Employee Sep 24, 2015 08:04PM EDT


That workaround will work but there does cause a memory hit since the image has to be loaded twice, for most images probably not an issue but if you are loading large images then it might be a concern.

Thanks for your interest in our products and please let us know if you have any questions.

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