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Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by PosseJohn, Nov 13, 2005.

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  1. PosseJohn

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    I have a VBA program that has LAN users.

    The startup dialog allows setting the icon to display in the title bar and
    on the task bar.

    Currently, when I select an icon located on a LAN drive, it codes the mapped
    folder (drive letter used).

    How can I use the LAN noun name for the drive? I've tried using
    \\lan_server\lan_folder\selectedicon.ico, but Access will not allow.
     
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  3. Douglas J. Steele

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    When you browse to find the icon, don't select the mapped drive. Go through
    Network Neighborhood or My Network or whatever it's called in your operating
    system. Can't guarantee this will work, but it's how you can get UNCs with
    the Linked Table Manager.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)



    "PosseJohn" <PosseJohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8BBAEC0E-96BD-43FB-B89D-C68E195BC6E2@microsoft.com...
    >I have a VBA program that has LAN users.
    >
    > The startup dialog allows setting the icon to display in the title bar and
    > on the task bar.
    >
    > Currently, when I select an icon located on a LAN drive, it codes the
    > mapped
    > folder (drive letter used).
    >
    > How can I use the LAN noun name for the drive? I've tried using
    > \\lan_server\lan_folder\selectedicon.ico, but Access will not allow.
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
  4. PosseJohn

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    The dialog for the icon selection does not have Network anything. Only
    Favorites, History, My Docs, and Desktop are available.

    I'm using A2002.

    Any other ideas?


    "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:

    > When you browse to find the icon, don't select the mapped drive. Go through
    > Network Neighborhood or My Network or whatever it's called in your operating
    > system. Can't guarantee this will work, but it's how you can get UNCs with
    > the Linked Table Manager.
    >
    > --
    > Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    > http://I.Am/DougSteele
    > (no e-mails, please!)
    >
    >
    >
    > "PosseJohn" <PosseJohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:8BBAEC0E-96BD-43FB-B89D-C68E195BC6E2@microsoft.com...
    > >I have a VBA program that has LAN users.
    > >
    > > The startup dialog allows setting the icon to display in the title bar and
    > > on the task bar.
    > >
    > > Currently, when I select an icon located on a LAN drive, it codes the
    > > mapped
    > > folder (drive letter used).
    > >
    > > How can I use the LAN noun name for the drive? I've tried using
    > > \\lan_server\lan_folder\selectedicon.ico, but Access will not allow.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Douglas J. Steele

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    Sorry, no. You sure about the browse, though? I've only got Access 97 and
    Access 2003 installed on this machine, but both of them give me the full
    gamut of possibilities for browsing.

    --
    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)



    "PosseJohn" <PosseJohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:16BC88E2-ED0D-493F-A0F1-8075CEC253B4@microsoft.com...
    > The dialog for the icon selection does not have Network anything. Only
    > Favorites, History, My Docs, and Desktop are available.
    >
    > I'm using A2002.
    >
    > Any other ideas?
    >
    >
    > "Douglas J. Steele" wrote:
    >
    >> When you browse to find the icon, don't select the mapped drive. Go
    >> through
    >> Network Neighborhood or My Network or whatever it's called in your
    >> operating
    >> system. Can't guarantee this will work, but it's how you can get UNCs
    >> with
    >> the Linked Table Manager.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    >> http://I.Am/DougSteele
    >> (no e-mails, please!)
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "PosseJohn" <PosseJohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:8BBAEC0E-96BD-43FB-B89D-C68E195BC6E2@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have a VBA program that has LAN users.
    >> >
    >> > The startup dialog allows setting the icon to display in the title bar
    >> > and
    >> > on the task bar.
    >> >
    >> > Currently, when I select an icon located on a LAN drive, it codes the
    >> > mapped
    >> > folder (drive letter used).
    >> >
    >> > How can I use the LAN noun name for the drive? I've tried using
    >> > \\lan_server\lan_folder\selectedicon.ico, but Access will not allow.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
  6. Jeff Conrad

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    "PosseJohn" wrote in message:
    news:16BC88E2-ED0D-493F-A0F1-8075CEC253B4@microsoft.com...

    > The dialog for the icon selection does not have Network anything. Only
    > Favorites, History, My Docs, and Desktop are available.


    I just tested this with Access 2002 and yes only those four options show
    up on the far left of the browse box. However, use the drop down list called
    "Look In" and select "My Network Places' from there.
    --
    Jeff Conrad
    Access Junkie - MVP
    http://home.bendbroadband.com/conradsystems/accessjunkie.html
    http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/articles.html
     
  7. PosseJohn

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    Thanx to both of you. The final solution works. I'll have to keep this in
    mind for a lot of things regarding this.

    "Jeff Conrad" wrote:

    > "PosseJohn" wrote in message:
    > news:16BC88E2-ED0D-493F-A0F1-8075CEC253B4@microsoft.com...
    >
    > > The dialog for the icon selection does not have Network anything. Only
    > > Favorites, History, My Docs, and Desktop are available.

    >
    > I just tested this with Access 2002 and yes only those four options show
    > up on the far left of the browse box. However, use the drop down list called
    > "Look In" and select "My Network Places' from there.
    > --
    > Jeff Conrad
    > Access Junkie - MVP
    > http://home.bendbroadband.com/conradsystems/accessjunkie.html
    > http://www.access.qbuilt.com/html/articles.html
    >
    >
    >
     
  8. Jeff Conrad

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  9. Albert D.Kallal

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    "PosseJohn" <PosseJohn@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:562B8704-BD73-4874-BD14-5184B0D12EC8@microsoft.com...
    > Thanx to both of you. The final solution works. I'll have to keep this
    > in
    > mind for a lot of things regarding this.
    >



    While you found a solution, this begs the question as why the icon is not
    installed on each pc? it makes no sense to try and share a path name to a
    icon sitting on a server. You should create a directory on each pc, and in
    that directory you place both the software part (the mdb, mde file), and
    also the icon file. These files should NOT be on the folder on the server
    side.

    I explain why, how come you need to put the software stuff on each pc here:

    http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal/Articles/split/index.htm

    --
    Albert D. Kallal (Access MVP)
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada
    pleaseNOOSpamKallal@msn.com
    http://www.members.shaw.ca/AlbertKallal
     

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