I just attempted to insert a .jpg image into an access 2010 database but now I want to retrieve it and now I have an error that says "parameter is not valid"


        Using com As New OleDbCommand("Select Picture from MyImages where ID =1", Con)

            Dim imageobj = com.ExecuteScalar

            If Not imageobj Is Nothing AndAlso Not imageobj Is DBNull.Value Then

                Using ms As New System.IO.MemoryStream

                    Dim bm As Bitmap

                    Dim byteArray = DirectCast(imageobj, Byte())

                    'be aware you see here the way to remove old Ole object information

                    'for not northwind it is normally 0 instead of 78

                    ms.Write(byteArray, 78, byteArray.Length - 78)

                    bm = New Bitmap(ms)'>>>the error shows up here

                    PictureBox1.Image = bm

                End Using

            End If

        End Using
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Last Post by mikeybware

One option you may consider, which will actually save alot of database storage, is to save the path to the image in a text field in your database.

When you are calling the image, just grab the path to the image to be displayed, and you are not saving a large file in your database.


I really need to save the image into the database.Thanks for the suggestion.I made sominor adjustments to the code and it now works

ms.Write(byteArray, 0, byteArray.Length)
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