Shapes.AddPicture Method (Excel)

Creates a picture from an existing file. Returns a Shape object that represents the new picture.

Syntax

expression. AddPicture( _Filename_ , _LinkToFile_ , _SaveWithDocument_ , _Left_ , _Top_ , _Width_ , _Height_ )

expression A variable that represents a Shapes object.

Parameters

Name Required/Optional Data Type Description
Filename Required String The file from which the OLE object is to be created.
LinkToFile Required MsoTriState The file to link to.
SaveWithDocument Required MsoTriState To save the picture with the document.
Left Required Single The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the picture relative to the upper-left corner of the document.
Top Required Single The position (in points) of the upper-left corner of the picture relative to the top of the document.
Width Required Single The width of the picture, in points (enter -1 to retain the width of the existing file).
Height Required Single The height of the picture, in points (enter -1 to retain the height of the existing file).

Return Value

Shape

Remarks

MsoTriState can be one of these MsoTriState constants.
msoFalse To make the picture an independent copy of the file.
msoTriStateMixed
msoTriStateToggle
msoTrue To link the picture to the file from which it was created.
MsoTriState can be one of these MsoTriState constants.
msoFalse To store only the link information in the document.
msoTriStateMixed
msoTriStateToggle
msoTrue To save the linked picture with the document into which it?s inserted. This argument must be msoTrue if LinkToFile is msoFalse .

Example

This example adds a picture created from the file Music.bmp to myDocument. The inserted picture is linked to the file from which it was created and is saved with myDocument.

Set myDocument = Worksheets(1) 
myDocument.Shapes.AddPicture _ 
    "c:\microsoft office\clipart\music.bmp", _ 
    True, True, 100, 100, 70, 70

See also

Shapes Object