Image.HyperlinkAddress property (Access)

You can use the HyperlinkAddress property to specify or determine the path to an object, document, webpage, or other destination for a hyperlink associated with the specified control. Read/write String.



expression A variable that represents an Image object.


The HyperlinkAddress property is a string expression representing the path to a file (UNC path) or webpage (URL).

When you set the HyperlinkAddress property, you automatically specify the Address property for the Hyperlink object associated with the control.


When you create a hyperlink by using the Insert Hyperlink dialog box, Microsoft Access automatically sets the HyperlinkAddress property and HyperlinkSubAddress to the location specified in the Type the file or webpage name box. The HyperlinkSubAddress property can also be set to the location specified in the Select an object in this database box.

If you copy a hyperlink from another application and paste it into a form or report, Access creates a label control with its Caption property, HyperlinkAddress property, and HyperlinkSubAddress property automatically set.

When you move the cursor over a command button, image control, or label control whose HyperlinkAddress property is set, the cursor changes to an upward-pointing hand. Choosing the control displays the object or webpage specified by the link.

To open objects in the current database, leave the HyperlinkAddress property blank and specify the object type and object name that you want to open in the HyperlinkSubAddress property by using the syntax objecttype objectname. If you want to open an object contained in another Access database, enter the database path and file name in the HyperlinkAddress property and specify the database object to open by using the HyperlinkSubAddress property.

The HyperlinkAddress property can contain an absolute or a relative path to a target document. An absolute path is a fully qualified URL or UNC path to a document. A relative path is a path related to the base path specified in the Hyperlink Base setting in the Properties dialog box (available by choosing Database Properties on the File menu) or to the current database path. If Access can't resolve the HyperlinkAddress property setting to a valid URL or UNC path, it will assume that you have specified a path relative to the base path contained in the Hyperlink Base setting or the current database path.


When you follow a hyperlink to another Access database object, the database Startup properties are applied. For example, if the destination database has a Display form set, that form is displayed when the database opens.

The following table contains examples of HyperlinkAddress and HyperlinkSubAddress property settings.

HyperlinkAddress HyperlinkSubAddress Description The Microsoft home page on the web.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Samples\Cajun.htm The Cajun Delights page in the Access sample applications subdirectory.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\Samples\Cajun.htm NewProducts The "NewProducts" Name tag on the Cajun Delights page.
C:\Personal\MyResume.doc References The bookmark named "References" in the Microsoft Word document MyResume.doc.
C:\Finance\FirstQuarter.xls Sheet1!TotalSales The range named "TotalSales" in the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet FirstQuarter.xls.
C:\Presentation\NewPlans.ppt 10 The tenth slide in the Microsoft PowerPoint document NewPlans.ppt.

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