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Old February 4th, 2009, 08:05 AM
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I am writing a program that shows documents that are stored within a SQL server Database. The documents(resource) all have Mime types so when calling for the resources info i get everything in need. I would like to set up a dataview to show the icon of that resource. E.g. if it's a pdf a pdf icon is shown. if it is a word doc then the word icon is shown. I have looked at IExtractImage which shouldn't provide any problems, was just wondering if anyone else knows of another way?
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IExtractImage is used, typically, to extract thumbnail images in the sense that i have XYZ png files and this is what a thumbnail of them looks like. You aren't doing that, you simply want to display a given icon based upon the mime type.

If it were me I would either A) place a relative path to the icon in the database soL /images/icons/pdf.png or B) use a switch statement to determine which icon to display as I am binding the data.

I think trying to use this COM Interface is overkill and will cause you more time then its worth.

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