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murray83

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Simple one which is eitehr a yes or no answer

I am currently tyring to make something for someone, but wantedto try and a bit more pizzazz and wanted to shape the barcode so it would resemlbe a mountain like some of these do

shaped barcodes

but if i try and just plonk an image it just sits there and looks shocking, how or can i even have an image box which is a specific shape so could try and get the effect

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Hi. An image control will always be a rectangle, but the image inside can be any shape.

How are you generating the barcode image?
 

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Hi. An image control will always be a rectangle, but the image inside can be any shape.

How are you generating the barcode image?

using this which uses a web api
 

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so no way i can make a non rectulanger image box
 

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so no way i can make a non rectulanger image box
Probably not without using a special ActiveX control for it.

Are you trying to show the background behind the corners?
 

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yeah just like to block some of the barcode off with an angled image
 

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what would the befit of using PNG be over .jpg and eitehr way im still gonna have a white box
 

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Good, bad, or indifferent, Access does not support arbitrary shapes like PowerPoint or Excel or Word. Don't know why... but it doesn't.
 

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what would the befit of using PNG be over .jpg and eitehr way im still gonna have a white box
Well, I was hoping since a png image allows transparency, and jpg doesn't, that you will get what you want.

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what would the befit of using PNG be over .jpg and eitehr way im still gonna have a white box
Hi. Just as a test, I took a png image and put it on a form. Here's what I got. Is that what you wanted?

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erm yes....

could you send me your workings and also how did you get the upc-a barcode or did you just create it on a web page and then paste it in ?
Hi. Since I was just trying to show that it's possible to show the background through a png image, all I did was download a barcode image from the Internet, cut the sides to make a jagged edge, and then save it as a png. Then, when I added the image to an Access Form, the background color showed through. Mind you, that image is still rectangular in shape (I should have selected it, so you can see the borders).

Does that help?
 

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create an image on photoshop with the lower portion transparent.
overlay it on top your image control.
 

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