DisplayType Property [Access 2003 VBA Language Reference]
You can use the DisplayType property to specify whether Microsoft Access displays an OLE object's content or an icon. Read/write Boolean.
expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.
For example, if the OLE object is a Microsoft Word document and you set this property to Content, the control displays the Word document; if you set this property to Icon, the control displays the Microsoft Word icon.
The DisplayType property uses the following settings.
|Content||acOLEDisplayContent||(Default) When the control contains an OLE object, the control displays the object's data, such as a document or spreadsheet.|
|Icon||acOLEDisplayIcon||When the control contains an OLE object, the control displays the object's icon.|
Note You can set the DisplayType property in a property sheet , in a macro , or by using Visual Basic . You can set the default for this property by using a control's default control style or the DefaultControl property in Visual Basic.
For a bound object frame, the DisplayType property can be set either in Design view or in Form view or Datasheet view for new records while they are being added; it can be read in all views. For an unbound object frame or chart, the property can be set in the Insert Object dialog box when the object is created (the default setting is Content or, if you select the Display As Icon check box, the setting is Icon).
The DisplayType property determines the default setting of the Display As Icon check box in the Paste Special dialog box, available by clicking Paste Special on the Edit menu, and the Insert Object dialog box, displayed when inserting an unbound object frame. When you display these dialog boxes in Form view, Datasheet view, or Design view, the Display As Icon check box is automatically selected if the DisplayType property is set to Icon. For example, you will see these boxes selected when using Visual Basic to set the control's Action property to acOLEInsertObjDlg or acOLEPasteSpecialDlg.
The DisplayType property setting has no effect on the state of the Display As Icon check box in the Object dialog box when you insert an object into an unbound object frame. When you paste an object from the Clipboard, the Display As Icon check box reflects the state of the object on the Clipboard.
Changing the DisplayType property of a bound object frame doesn't affect the display of existing objects in the control. However, it will affect new objects that you add to the control by using the Object command on the Insert menu.
See Also | Action Property