Provide Icons to VBA Forms

By | October 19, 2013

In our last post article, we discussed about Provide Minimize/Maximize Buttons in VBA Forms (Macro).  In this lets take this a step ahead and see about adding icons to the VBA forms.

Using Icons Properties in Visual Basic forms we assign meaningful icons to the forms. But this property doesn’t exist while designing VBA forms.

In order to add the Icon to VBA form; kindly follow below code snippets.

Step 1: Add the Image from the toolbox on the Form and set its Name property to Img Icon.

Step 2: Variable declaration in the main module file.

Public Declare Function FindWindow Lib “user32” Alias “FindWindowA” _
(ByVal lpClassname As String, ByVal lpWindowName As String) As Long
Public Declare Function SendMessage Lib “user32” Alias “SendMessageA” (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
Public Declare Function DrawMenuBar Lib “user32” _
(ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
Public Const WM_SETICON = &H80
Public Const ICON_SMALL = 0&
Public Const ICON_BIG = 1&
Now let’s add the Icon to the form.
Step 3: Define method “AddIcon” in the user form.
Private Sub AddIcon()
‘Add an icon on the titlebar
Dim hwnd As Long
Dim lngRet As Long
Dim hIcon As Long
hIcon = Me.ImgIcon.Picture.Handle
hwnd = FindWindow(vbNullString, Me.Caption)
lngRet = SendMessage(hwnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_SMALL, ByVal hIcon)
lngRet = SendMessage(hwnd, WM_SETICON, ICON_BIG, ByVal hIcon)
lngRet = DrawMenuBar(hwnd)
End Sub
Step 4: On form activation; call the method to add the Icon to the user form:
Private Sub UserForm_Activate()
End Sub

After execution you can notice the Icon has been added to the form.


Using above mentioned instructions Icons can be added to VBA forms (macro).

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