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    Problem referencing image from resource file to picturebox

    I am trying to link a PictureBox in Form1 with an image in my Resource file.

    If I type it in like:
    Code:
    Dim pic1 As New Bitmap(My.Resources.h22)
    PictureBox2.Image = pic1
    It works fine. However, I won't know the name of the file to just type it in like that. The name is calculated and stored in a string. Here's what I came up with to display the picture:

    Code:
    Dim MyImagePlace As String = "My.Resources." & ImageString(0).ToString()
    Dim pic1 As New Bitmap(MyImagePlace)
    PictureBox2.Image = pic1
    where MyImagePlace becomes My.Resources.h22

    But it doesn't work. I get an error that the parameter is not valid. Why does that not display the image, and how can I modify it so it does? Thanks!

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    I don't think you can use My.Resources unless you know the resource name at compile time. Try this technique instead: http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_net_e...resources.html
    Phil Weber
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