Create Excel Shape From MapInfo *OR* Make Picture Background Transparent?
Aug 13, 2008
I'm trying to make a map of 14 regions where each region changes brightness depending on values in the worksheets. I think I've got this bit sorted. I'm planning on creating the map using a collection of tessellated shapes or images, and using VBA to alter the properties of each one to create a dynamic map.
The output of the individual maps from MapInfo, our GIS software, is in .png or .jpg. format, and come with a white background. Is there any way to either make the background transparent so multiple shapes can be tessellated effectively, or a way to crop the image to the area's border?
Either that, or does someone know a way to output from MapInfo in such a way to make this possible? (Granted, it's a long shot, but you can't blame a guy for trying...)
I have an ActiveX Label control with a transparent background. When I click on the label the background turns white and stays that way as long as the mouse is over the label, obscuring whatever's underneath. (It also very slightly alters the character spacing.) What object/property controls this? How do I adjust it?
While I'm here, is there an easy programmatic way to assign arbitrary RGB colors to ActiveX controls? The palettes available from the Properties window are fairly limited. A google search for "ActiveX colors" yields a deluge of marketed products, so it's hard to find useful information.
I have a dropdown box with a few options in it. What I want to do, is have excel load a particular picture, that I have saved on my computer, into the background when a certain option is selected from the dropdown box.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() Dim shpTemp As Shape Set shpTemp = Worksheets("Sheet3").Shapes(ListBox1.Value) shpTemp.Copy
With Worksheets("Sheet1") .Activate . Range("A1").Select .Paste Set shpTemp = .Shapes(.Shapes.Count) shpTemp.Fill.UserPicture ListBox2.Value End With End Sub
However, when run in excel 2007 the shape is not filled. If you right click the shape, format shape and click on the "Picture or texture fill" it will fill the shape with the previously selected picture in the userform. I have tried by adding
It's difficult to explain, the attached shows the situation better. Basically there's a picture that is somehow linked to a cell. But, you can update the picture or the cell and the other one gets updated.
My macro generates some graph from some datas. Datas are in some range and when I filtering it shows only filtered values. I use Fixed axis (min and max) because if I use Auto it fit data to the window.
My problem is: I would like to use Auto axis because my layout would be better but bacground picture remains the same and it's useless. Background picture should change as I change filters.
untitled.JPG here is picture: current situation is 1.
With Auto axis I get 2. (blue B and green D are filtered results)
And I would like to have 3.
Is it possible that background picture variate as datas variates?
how to correct the tiling of a picture set as a background on a worksheet? It would appear to start tiling at b2 rather than a1. the bottom of the picture starts on row 1 and the top of the picture then begins row 2. also column a shows the far right side of the picture and column b shows the start of the left side.
I already have the code to import the picture but i would like it to have rounded corner's. The option if you select the picture then tick format, picture shape and it's the second rectangle in. I can not seem to find that particular piece of code for that particular shape. The other comparison is the (reflected beveled, black) option under picture format.
how put picture into cell as background. it means, after it's done, if i click on cell, i must be able write into cell like before change. i dont want solution through comments or shapes because picture will be on top of cell. and not as background
I have set up a rollover hyperlink so that when I hover over the cell it changes colour and creates a good effect. To do this I have another cell on the sheet that turns to 1 when the cell in question is hovered over.
I need a code so that when that cell displays the number 1. the object (which is rectangle 2) changes from white fill. to a picture I have saved on my desktop.
I cant quite figure out the coding and have been messing about with things like..
if cell range e.g a1 = 1 then rectangle 2 .userpicture " path " else .solid etc.
i changed the shape of "Comment" box with edit shape. However when i right click the updated shape and click on Set Autoshape Default it does nothing. When I insert a new comment it is back to old shape.
In Excel 2010, is there any way to paste a picture into a small picture/diagram box, and upon double clicking the picture it would explode to a larger size? And I guess double clicking it again would make it return to its original (smaller) size. I would be pasting several pictures into several different picture/diagram boxes and would need this to be a relative reference so that upon selection it explodes the appropriate picture?
I am trying to do, is make a drop down list show the picture above it. I have tried to change everything, and I am sure I am just a hair away from getting it right. I got the spreadsheet to where it will pull up the "Picture #" in the appropriate box, and even had it delete/hide all my pictures (I say delete/hide because I couldn't get them back after I removed the coding I was working on).
Another nice function I would like would be a button, around cell B74, to erase all the picks and reset the sheet for the next season... it would have to have a prompt to verify the user was absolutely sure they wanted to do that though! But I don't know where to begin on that button issue. Can someone point me in the right direction?
The spreadsheet is too big to attch, so it's hosted at the link below. The sheets involved are NFL Survivor & PicTable. On sheet PicTable, the Names & Pic #'s have already been named PicTable for ease of coding.
It mentioned something about getting comments which display dynamic data as if something metioned in the cells will appear in the comment and on changing the data in the cells, the data in the comments also changes with it..
Unfortunately, I could not save that file or remember the website as my Internet went bonkers...
Is there any way that this bit of code can be combined to create a shape using dates that fall on weekends (that are listed in row2) and at the same time cover all rows up to the last Row used in a worksheet?
For instance, in the columns of Row2 we have many dates and we would have "16-Jan-10" in one column and "17-Jan-10" in another column (usually the next column) which are weekend dates. the shape should be created in the next row under the weekend date and cover the column all the way down to the last used Row (last Row contaning data).
With ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddShape( _ Type:=msoShapeRectangle, _ Top:=.Top, Left:=.Left, _ Width:=.Width, _ Height:=.Height) .Placement = xlFreeFloating ' .Fill.ForeColor _ .RGB = RGB(Red:=192, Green:=192, Blue:=192) End With
Possible to set the BackColor of an ActiveX textbox to transparent? I have the BackStyle set to transparent, which is great since it will be transparent when not selected so you can see the color of the cell behind it, but once you select it to type in it, the BackColor overrides the cell behind it.
Right now, I have a sheet where the color of a cell changes to green if the textbox needs input from a user. If I have the BackColor set to white, the cell behind will change to green so the user knows they need to enter something in the textbox, but once they click the textbox, it goes white and may confuse them.
On the other hand, if I change the BackColor to green, it works great when the user clicks the correct textboxes, but if the user clicks the wrong textbox, it will 'incorrectly' turn green which may make the user believe they need to enter something in the textbox.