Assigning Image from PNG or JPG file as Ribbon control image

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Assigning Image from PNG or JPG file as Ribbon control image
How to assign an image file (eg Company Logo) as image for Ribbon controls (tadxRibbonMenu/ tadxRibbonButton) 
Grafe Libao

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Joined: 2021-10-12
We have a COM Add-In for Excel and currently using TadxRibbonTab

When using XLA, we normally do this using
and assign the image using IPictureDisp.

Does Add-in Express support the same method? How? Do you have a sample?

Edit: I know how to use Glyph. What we need however it to assign the image dynamically, as the image file names will depend on some logic.

Posted 16 Oct, 2021 15:18:01 Top
Andrei Smolin

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Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Grafe,

Simply setting the Glyph property at the run time should work. This is what Add-in Express does when you do this:

procedure TadxRibbonCustomControl.SetGlyph(Value: TBitmap);
  if Self is TadxRibbonItem then begin
    if TAccessCollection(Self.Collection).GetOwner is TadxRibbonDropDown then

The Invalidate call invalidates the corresponding control and this makes Office invoke the corresponding callbacks thus refreshing the image.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 18 Oct, 2021 03:44:47 Top