Show worksheet range of cells in a user form

cvrband

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I would like some help finishing the VBA code that I'm trying to piece together. I have 2 ranges of cells in a worksheet ("Data") that I would like to show individually (not at the same time) on a user form while working on another worksheet ("Input") within the same workbook. The user form will only be used as a reference for the user filling out the "Input" sheet (no manipulation will be done with the information on the user form - the cell range from the "Data" sheet only needs to be shown as an image or picture).

Info: 64bit Windows & 64bit Excel 365

I currently have the following:
  • Command button on "Input" sheet to call for the user form (*userform*.show vbmodeless)
  • I have the following code in a 'class module', found through web searches, that allows an image on the clipboard to be pasted in a user form. This code is beyond my abilities so I'm assuming that it works - (this code was originally created by Stephen Bullen and I reduced it to only include VBA7 and 64bit as that is our setup):
    VBA Code:
    Option Explicit
    '***************************************************************************'*
    '* AUTHOR & DATE: STEPHEN BULLEN, Office Automation Ltd
    '* 15 November 1998
    '*
    '* DESCRIPTION: Creates a standard Picture object from whatever is on the clipboard.
    '* This object can then be assigned to (for example) and Image control
    '* on a userform. The PastePicture function takes an optional argument of
    '* the picture type - xlBitmap or xlPicture.
    '*
    '* The code requires a reference to the "OLE Automation" type library
    '*
    '* The code in this module has been derived from a number of sources
    '* discovered on MSDN.
    '*
    '* To use it:
    '* Set Image1.Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture)
    '* to paste a picture of whatever is on the clipboard into a standard image control.
    '*
    '* PROCEDURES:
    '* PastePicture The entry point for the routine
    '* CreatePicture Private function to convert a bitmap or metafile handle to an OLE reference
    '* fnOLEError Get the error text for an OLE error code
    '***************************************************************************
    Option Compare Text
    
    ''' User-Defined Types for API Calls
    
    'Declare a UDT to store a GUID for the IPicture OLE Interface
    Private Type GUID
    Data1 As Long
    Data2 As Integer
    Data3 As Integer
    Data4(0 To 7) As Byte
    End Type
    
    '''Windows API Function Declarations
    
    Private Type uPicDesc
    Size As Long
    Type As Long
    hPic As LongPtr
    hPal As LongPtr
    End Type
    
    'Does the clipboard contain a bitmap/metafile?
    Private Declare PtrSafe Function IsClipboardFormatAvailable Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As Integer) As Long
    
    'Open the clipboard to read
    Private Declare PtrSafe Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32" (ByVal hWnd As LongPtr) As Long
    
    'Get a pointer to the bitmap/metafile
    Private Declare PtrSafe Function GetClipboardData Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As Integer) As LongPtr
    
    'Close the clipboard
    Private Declare PtrSafe Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long
    
    'Convert the handle into an OLE IPicture interface.
    Private Declare PtrSafe Function OleCreatePictureIndirect Lib "oleaut32.dll" (PicDesc As uPicDesc, RefIID As GUID, ByVal fPictureOwnsHandle As LongPtr, IPic As IPicture) As Long
    
    'Create our own copy of the metafile, so it doesn't get wiped out by subsequent clipboard updates.
    Declare PtrSafe Function CopyEnhMetaFile Lib "gdi32" Alias "CopyEnhMetaFileA" (ByVal hemfSrc As LongPtr, ByVal lpszFile As String) As LongPtr
    
    'Create our own copy of the bitmap, so it doesn't get wiped out by subsequent clipboard updates.
    Declare PtrSafe Function CopyImage Lib "user32" (ByVal Handle As LongPtr, ByVal un1 As Long, ByVal n1 As Long, ByVal n2 As Long, ByVal un2 As Long) As LongPtr
    
    'The API format types we're interested in
    Const CF_BITMAP = 2
    Const CF_PALETTE = 9
    Const CF_ENHMETAFILE = 14
    Const IMAGE_BITMAP = 0
    Const LR_COPYRETURNORG = &H4
    
    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
    ''' Subroutine: PastePicture
    '''
    ''' Purpose: Get a Picture object showing whatever's on the clipboard.
    '''
    ''' Arguments: lXlPicType - The type of picture to create. Can be one of:
    ''' xlPicture to create a metafile (default)
    ''' xlBitmap to create a bitmap
    '''
    ''' Date Developer Action
    ''' ------------------------------------------------------c--------------------
    ''' 30 Oct 98 Stephen Bullen Created
    ''' 15 Nov 98 Stephen Bullen Updated to create our own copies of the clipboard images
    '''
    
    Function PastePicture(Optional lXlPicType As Long = xlPicture) As IPicture
    
    'Some pointers
    Dim H As Long, hPicAvail As Long, hPtr As LongPtr, hPal As LongPtr, lPicType As Long, hCopy As LongPtr
    
    'Convert the type of picture requested from the xl constant to the API constant
    lPicType = IIf(lXlPicType = xlBitmap, CF_BITMAP, CF_ENHMETAFILE)
    
    'Check if the clipboard contains the required format
    hPicAvail = IsClipboardFormatAvailable(lPicType)
    
    If hPicAvail <> 0 Then
    'Get access to the clipboard
    H = OpenClipboard(0&)
    
    If H > 0 Then
    'Get a handle to the image data
    hPtr = GetClipboardData(lPicType)
    
    'Create our own copy of the image on the clipboard, in the appropriate format.
    If lPicType = CF_BITMAP Then
    hCopy = CopyImage(hPtr, IMAGE_BITMAP, 0, 0, LR_COPYRETURNORG)
    Else
    hCopy = CopyEnhMetaFile(hPtr, vbNullString)
    End If
    
    'Release the clipboard to other programs
    H = CloseClipboard
    
    'If we got a handle to the image, convert it into a Picture object and return it
    If hPtr <> 0^ Then Set PastePicture = CreatePicture(hCopy, 0, lPicType)
    End If
    End If
    
    End Function
    
    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
    ''' Subroutine: CreatePicture
    '''
    ''' Purpose: Converts a image (and palette) handle into a Picture object.
    '''
    ''' Requires a reference to the "OLE Automation" type library
    '''
    ''' Arguments: None
    '''
    ''' Date Developer Action
    ''' --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ''' 30 Oct 98 Stephen Bullen Created
    '''
    Private Function CreatePicture(ByVal hPic As LongPtr, ByVal hPal As LongPtr, ByVal lPicType) As IPicture
    
    ' IPicture requires a reference to "OLE Automation"
    Dim r As Long, uPicInfo As uPicDesc, IID_IDispatch As GUID, IPic As IPicture
    
    'OLE Picture types
    Const PICTYPE_BITMAP = 1
    Const PICTYPE_ENHMETAFILE = 4
    
    ' Create the Interface GUID (for the IPicture interface)
    With IID_IDispatch
    .Data1 = &H7BF80980
    .Data2 = &HBF32
    .Data3 = &H101A
    .Data4(0) = &H8B
    .Data4(1) = &HBB
    .Data4(2) = &H0
    .Data4(3) = &HAA
    .Data4(4) = &H0
    .Data4(5) = &H30
    .Data4(6) = &HC
    .Data4(7) = &HAB
    End With
    
    ' Fill uPicInfo with necessary parts.
    With uPicInfo
    .Size = Len(uPicInfo) ' Length of structure.
    .Type = IIf(lPicType = CF_BITMAP, PICTYPE_BITMAP, PICTYPE_ENHMETAFILE) ' Type of Picture
    .hPic = hPic ' Handle to image.
    .hPal = IIf(lPicType = CF_BITMAP, hPal, 0) ' Handle to palette (if bitmap).
    End With
    
    ' Create the Picture object.
    r = OleCreatePictureIndirect(uPicInfo, IID_IDispatch, 1, IPic)
    
    
    ' If an error occured, show the description
    If r <> 0 Then Debug.Print "Create Picture: " & fnOLEError(r)
    
    
    ' Return the new Picture object.
    Set CreatePicture = IPic
    
    End Function
    
    ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
    ''' Subroutine: fnOLEError
    '''
    ''' Purpose: Gets the message text for standard OLE errors
    '''
    ''' Arguments: None
    '''
    ''' Date Developer Action
    ''' --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ''' 30 Oct 98 Stephen Bullen Created
    '''
    
    Private Function fnOLEError(lErrNum As Long) As String
    
    'OLECreatePictureIndirect return values
    Const E_ABORT = &H80004004
    Const E_ACCESSDENIED = &H80070005
    Const E_FAIL = &H80004005
    Const E_HANDLE = &H80070006
    Const E_INVALIDARG = &H80070057
    Const E_NOINTERFACE = &H80004002
    Const E_NOTIMPL = &H80004001
    Const E_OUTOFMEMORY = &H8007000E
    Const E_POINTER = &H80004003
    Const E_UNEXPECTED = &H8000FFFF
    Const S_OK = &H0
    
    
    Select Case lErrNum
    Case E_ABORT
    fnOLEError = " Aborted"
    Case E_ACCESSDENIED
    fnOLEError = " Access Denied"
    Case E_FAIL
    fnOLEError = " General Failure"
    Case E_HANDLE
    fnOLEError = " Bad/Missing Handle"
    Case E_INVALIDARG
    fnOLEError = " Invalid Argument"
    Case E_NOINTERFACE
    fnOLEError = " No Interface"
    Case E_NOTIMPL
    fnOLEError = " Not Implemented"
    Case E_OUTOFMEMORY
    fnOLEError = " Out of Memory"
    Case E_POINTER
    fnOLEError = " Invalid Pointer"
    Case E_UNEXPECTED
    fnOLEError = " Unknown Error"
    Case S_OK
    fnOLEError = " Success!"
    End Select
    
    End Function
  • My user form is fairly simple with a single image control and two command buttons. I anticipate one button showing the "Red" range on the "Data" sheet and the other the "Blue" range on the "Data" sheet.
1575490114089.png

Here is where I need help... The CopyREDInfoToCBoard and CopyBLUEInfoToCBoard subs work as anticipated by copying the correct ranges to the clipboard but I cannot figure out how to utilize the class module code (above) to paste/show the RED or BLUE range on the user form's image control. I'd like to have the RED range show up user form is initialized. I have the following code in the user form that needs assistance:
VBA Code:
Option Explicit

Private Sub UserForm_Initialize()

    Call ShowREDInfo_Click

End Sub

Private Sub ShowREDInfo_Click()

    Call CopyREDInfoToCBoard

        Set Image1.Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture)

End Sub

Private Sub ShowBLUEInfo_Click()

    Call CopyBLUEInfoToCBoard

        Set Image1.Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture)

End Sub

Private Sub CopyREDInfoToCBoard()

Dim LRowREDInfo As Long

    Application.CutCopyMode = False

With Worksheets("Data")

    LRowREDInfo = Range("B" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row

    Range("A26:I" & LRowREDInfo).CopyPicture Appearance:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture
   
End With
End Sub

Private Sub CopyBLUEInfoToCBoard()

Dim LRowBLUEInfo As Long

    Application.CutCopyMode = False

With Worksheets("Data")

    LRowBLUEInfo = Range("L30").End(xlUp).Row
   
    Range("K2:Q" & LRowBLUEInfo).CopyPicture Appearance:=xlScreen, Format:=xlPicture
   
End With
End Sub

In my search for a solution, I found this thread charts on a User Form? where member Jaafar Tribak tackles a similar issue with charts on a user form. Unfortunately, I'm not versed enough in VBA to put it all together.

Thank you in advance for your help.
 

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cvrband

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Thanks for replying Dave. I reviewed the thread that you provided but am still unable to determine how to correctly 'paste' the copied ranges in the user form image control. The issue appears to be with my user form code. If I step through the user form code starting at the initialize statement, I receive an error in this part (the same should be true for the Sub ShowBLUEInfo_Click()):
VBA Code:
Private Sub ShowREDInfo_Click()

    Call CopyREDInfoToCBoard

        Set Image1.Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture)

End Sub

...at this line: Set Image1.Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture), I receive the 'Object variable or With block variable not set' error message.

1575561629175.png

I've tried to incorporate Dim, Set, and With lines like in the example links in this thread but I have not been successful.

I did find a similar issue on another forum but still can't figure out how to properly code the user form to make it all work. (forgive me if this is not allowed): https://www.excelforum.com/....add-clipboard-image-to-userform.html

Any further help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again.
 

NdNoviceHlp

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Jaffar's code creates a file called whatever U want. U then do something like...
Code:
 Userform1.Image1.Picture = LoadPicture(YourFileName)
Dave
 

Jaafar Tribak

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Hi cvrband,

Can you upload a sample of your workbook to a file sharing site and post a link here so we can take a look ?
 

cvrband

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Jaafar and Dave, I was able to figure out my issue. I ended up using the modified STEPHEN BULLEN code found through the link near the bottom of my post #3 above (post #8 provided by xlnitwit) and placed it in a standard module (originally in a Class Mod). The user form visually stayed the same but changed the code from post #3 above to the following and all seems to work:
VBA Code:
Private Sub ShowREDInfo_Click()

    Application.ScreenUpdating = False          'Turn off screen updating
   
    Application.CutCopyMode = False

    Call CopyREDInfoToCBoard         'sub that copies the desired range to the clipboard
   
    With Me.Image1
        .Picture = LoadPicture(vbNullString)    ' clear existing picture
           
        .Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture)      ' paste range of Tie Type Info copied
    End With
   
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True           'Turn on screen updating

End Sub
I'm a hack at best with coding, so some of that may not be necessary or doing anything but it all seems to work now. If you have any suggestions, I'd be happy to take them in.

My goal was to not save a file to the hard drive and then call for it to be shown and this code allows for that. Thanks for your interest in helping me!
 

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