How to create a list of images stored in a MySQL database in a text field

Jérôme Rosat jrosat at mac.com
Fri Nov 5 14:26:34 CST 2004


Bonjour Jan,

Thank you for your answer.

Yes, it helps me a lot.

Meilleures salutations.

Jérôme

Le 5 nov. 04, à 15:56, Jan Schenkel a écrit :

> --- Jérôme Rosat <jrosat at mac.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I would like to create a list field containing in
>> each row an image,
>> its number and its name.
>> The image size should make 16 X 16 pixels.
>>
>> I imagine I should first:
>> - open a connection to my DB
>> - execute a SQL query to select all rows of the
>> table.
>>
>> I think I should use the imageSource property but I
>> have got  no idea
>> how to use it to create the list and fix the size of
>> the images.
>>
>> Does somebody have an idea ?
>>
>> Thank you for you help.
>>
>> Jérôme Rosat
>>
>
> Bonjour Jérôme,
>
> As I don't recall seeing a reply to this on the list,
> I thought I'd give you some advice (better late than
> never, right ?)
>
> Text field images are either stored in the stack and
> refered to by their ID or name, or are external to
> your stack and refered to by a URL (http or file)
>
> So if the data is stored in a MySQL database, you'll
> have to take two steps to accomplish your goals :
>
> 1) get the image data from the database and
> temporarily store them inside an image control (this
> control can be offscreen, or hidden)
>
> 2) then set the imagesource of a chunk of your field
> to the ID of the image :
>   set the imageSource of char 1 of line 2 of \
>       field "Foobar" to "myImageName"
>
> Hope this helped,
>
> Jan Schenkel.
>
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