Adding Pictures To An Access Database?May 25, 2009
I have a program for school that links to a database. They are listings of real estate and in the browse of the database I have pictures that can be scrolled through as well. The pictures are added to my access database as OLE objects and then just linked to a picturebox to be displayed. However, I'm wanting to add another functionality and allows the user to upload a picture that can be added to the record as well. But I think I'm having a conversion problem.This is what I have right now that is working...but I would like to be able to change that nothing into something.
Public Sub AddToDatabase()
CheckType() 'Convert radio button selection to string
'Sends table adapter items to add.
'Input Order: SELLER, AGENT, PRICE, DATE AVAILABLE,
Experimenting, I've tried just addressing pictures from my.resources but the errors I get are... "Type System.Drawing.Bitmap cannot be converted into1 dimensional array of Byte". When looking at my dataset as well the datatype for the picture Looks like a series of 1s and 0s.. So essentially I guess what I'm trying to do is convert a picture into an array of bytes so it can passed back?