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    pasting image from clipboard into image control

    Hello,

    i found this code on the net which i want to use to paste an image from the clipboard into an image control in word.
    When i try to compile the code, i get the following error on line:

    Method or object not found.
    lngReturn = OpenClipboard(Application.hWnd)

    .hWnd gets highlighted.


    Does anyone know why this is not working?
    I am using Office 2016 64bit

    This is is the complete code:
    Option Explicit
    
    Private Declare Function OleCreatePictureIndirect Lib "olepro32.dll" ( _
        ByRef PicDesc As PIC_DESC, _
        ByRef RefIID As GUID, _
        ByVal fPictureOwnsHandle As Long, _
        ByRef IPic As IPictureDisp) As Long
    Private Declare Function CopyEnhMetaFileA Lib "gdi32.dll" ( _
        ByVal hemfSrc As Long, _
        ByVal lpszFile As String) As Long
    Private Declare Function IsClipboardFormatAvailable Lib "user32.dll" ( _
        ByVal wFormat As Integer) As Long
    Private Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32.dll" ( _
        ByVal hWnd As Long) As Long
    Private Declare Function GetClipboardData Lib "user32.dll" ( _
        ByVal wFormat As Integer) As Long
    Private Declare Function DeleteObject Lib "gdi32.dll" ( _
        ByVal hObject As Long) As Long
    Private Declare Function CLSIDFromString Lib "ole32.dll" ( _
        ByVal lpsz As Any, _
        ByRef pCLSID As GUID) As Long
    Private Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32.dll" () As Long
    
    Private Type GUID
        Data1 As Long
        Data2 As Integer
        Data3 As Integer
        Data4(0 To 7) As Byte
    End Type
    
    Private Type PIC_DESC
        lngSize As Long
        lngType As Long
        lnghPic As Long
        lnghPal As Long
    End Type
    
    Private Const PICTYPE_ENHMETAFILE = 4
    Private Const CF_ENHMETAFILE = 14
    Private Const GUID_IPICTUREDISP As String = "{7BF80981-BF32-101A-8BBB-00AA00300CAB}"
    
    Private llngCopy As Long
    
    Private Function Paste_Picture() As IPictureDisp
    Dim lngReturn As Long, lngPointer As Long
    
        If CBool(IsClipboardFormatAvailable(CF_ENHMETAFILE)) Then
            lngReturn = OpenClipboard(Application.hWnd)
            If lngReturn > 0 Then
                lngPointer = GetClipboardData(CF_ENHMETAFILE)
                llngCopy = CopyEnhMetaFileA(lngPointer, vbNullString)
    
                Call CloseClipboard
    
                If lngPointer <> 0 Then Set Paste_Picture = _
                    Create_Picture(llngCopy, 0&, PICTYPE_ENHMETAFILE)
            End If
        End If
    End Function
    
    Private Function Create_Picture( _
        ByVal lnghPic As Long, _
        ByVal lnghPal As Long, _
        ByVal lngPicType As Long) As IPictureDisp
    
        Dim udtPicInfo As PIC_DESC, udtID_IDispatch As GUID
        Dim objPicture As IPictureDisp
    
        Call CLSIDFromString(StrPtr( _
            GUID_IPICTUREDISP), udtID_IDispatch)
    
        With udtPicInfo
            .lngSize = Len(udtPicInfo)
            .lngType = lngPicType
            .lnghPic = lnghPic
            .lnghPal = lnghPal
        End With
    
        Call OleCreatePictureIndirect(udtPicInfo, _
            udtID_IDispatch, 0&, objPicture)
    
        Set Create_Picture = objPicture
    
        Set objPicture = Nothing
    End Function
    
    Private Sub Image1_DblClick(ByVal Cancel As MSForms.ReturnBoolean)
    Dim objPicture As IPictureDisp
    Set objPicture = Paste_Picture()
    
        If Not objPicture Is Nothing Then
            Image1.Picture = objPicture
        Else
            MsgBox "Hat nicht funktioniert", vbCritical, "Error"
        End If
    
        Call DeleteObject(llngCopy)
    End Sub

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    Those are 32 bit API's. They need to be converted to 64 bit. You can google each one of them to find conversion code. HTH. Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave View Post
    Those are 32 bit API's. They need to be converted to 64 bit. You can google each one of them to find conversion code. HTH. Dave
    Thanks Dave for pointing that out.
    I googled for a conversion of these API's and found something.
    When i now compile the code i don't get any errors.

    But i ran into another problem.
    I want to use this code to paste a image from the clipboard to a image control inside a word form.

    I created a ActiveX Image control in my word document.

    In ThisDocument i simply use a DblClick SubRoutine to get the image from the clipboard to the image control.
    Private Sub Image1_DblClick(ByVal Cancel As MSForms.ReturnBoolean)
        Set Image1.Picture = PastePicture(xlPicture)
    End Sub
    When i set a breakpoint on the DblClick Sub and step through the code, it runs just fine and finishes on End Sub, but it doesn't seem to actually draw an image.
    I dont understand these API's quite enough to find out what the problem might be.
    Could it be that i am using these API's in the wrong way to make them work with the image control?
    The image control requires a actual bitmap file, so i assume that it would need to be created first.
    I thought the API's would to that.

    This is the current code for the API's i am using:
    '****************************************************************************
    '* 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 Private Module
    Option Explicit
    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
    #If VBA7 Then
        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
    #Else
        'Declare a UDT to store the bitmap information
        Private Type uPicDesc
            Size As Long
            Type As Long
            hPic As Long
            hPal As Long
        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 Long) As Long
        'Get a pointer to the bitmap/metafile
        Private Declare PtrSafe Function GetClipboardData Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As Integer) As Long
        '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 Long, 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 Long, ByVal lpszFile As String) As Long
        '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 Long, ByVal un1 As Long, ByVal n1 As Long, ByVal n2 As Long, ByVal un2 As Long) As Long
    #End If
    
    
    '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
    ''' ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ''' 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
    
    
    #If VBA7 Then
        PastePictureVBA7 (lXlPicType)
    #Else
        PastePictureWin32 (lXlPicType)
    #End If
    
    
    End Function
    
    
    Function PastePictureVBA7(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 PastePictureVBA7 = CreatePictureVBA7(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 CreatePictureVBA7(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 CreatePictureVBA7 = IPic
    End Function
    
    
    Private Function CreatePicture(ByVal hPic As Long, ByVal hPal As Long, 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, True, 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
    I have attached a zip file which contains the .pdf file with the images am trying to paste into the image control and a test form with a image control.
    The pictures in the pdf are on page 2-3.

    Could someone take a look at this?
    I really wonder why it is not drawing the copied picture.

    EDIT: btw: I am using Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the .PDF files and right click / copy the image i want to paste.

    Greetings
    Manuel
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    Hi Manuel. This line of code needs to be changed...
    If hPtr <> 0^ Then Set PastePictureVBA7 = CreatePictureVBA7(hCopy, 0, lPicType)

    to...
    If hPtr <> 0 Then Set PastePictureVBA7 = CreatePictureVBA7(hCopy, 0, lPicType)

    U are also missing this...
    'OLE Picture typesPrivate Const PICTYPE_BITMAP = 1
    Private Const PICTYPE_ENHMETAFILE = 4
    I've used this code in XL but am unable to get it to work for Word? I would also change the...
    #If VBA7 Then

    to...
    #If Win64 Then
    My 32 bit installation was still running the 64 bit code (U don't have the code for 32 bit functions) but I added it and tried it and I'm just not sure that this code works for Word documents? There were no errors and it seemed that it was working but no pic was placed in the image control. Good luck. Dave

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    Hello Dave,

    thanks or pointing out the errors in the code.
    I had to use VBA7, for me Win64 doesn't work.

    Sadly, even with the changes, the code still doesn't work. Neither in Word or Excel.
    I created a image control directly in a table and in a userform in Excel.
    Added buttons to trigger the paste picture function.
    The code runs through but still does not paste a picture in to the image controls.

    Any further ideas what could be wrong here?


    Manuel

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    Hi Manuel. This works for me with an image control placed on a Word document. It works for my 32 bit instal but I have no way of testing the 64 bit installation.
    Word module code...
    'Thanks to Stephan Bullen for most of this API code
    '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
        
       #If Win64 Then
        Type uPicDesc
            Size As Long
            Type As Long
            hPic As LongPtr
            hPal As LongPtr
        End Type
        Declare PtrSafe Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32" () As LongPtr
        Declare PtrSafe Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As LongPtr) As LongPtr
        Declare PtrSafe Function EmptyClipboard Lib "user32" () As LongPtr
        Declare PtrSafe Function IsClipboardFormatAvailable Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As Long) As Long
        Declare PtrSafe Function GetClipboardData Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As LongPtr) As LongPtr
        Declare PtrSafe Function OleCreatePictureIndirect Lib "OleAut32.dll" (PicDesc As uPicDesc, _
                  RefIID As GUID, ByVal fPictureOwnsHandle As Long, IPic As IPicture) As Long
        Declare PtrSafe Function CopyEnhMetaFile Lib "gdi32" Alias "CopyEnhMetaFileA" ( _
                  ByVal hemfSrc As LongPtr, ByVal lpszFile As String) As LongPtr
        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
        Dim hPtr As LongPtr
    #Else
        Type uPicDesc
            Size As Long
            Type As Long
            hPic As Long
            hPal As Long
        End Type
        Declare Function OpenClipboard Lib "user32" (ByVal hwnd As Long) As Long
        Declare Function EmptyClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long
        Declare Function CloseClipboard Lib "user32" () As Long
        Declare Function IsClipboardFormatAvailable Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As Integer) As Long
        Declare Function GetClipboardData Lib "user32" (ByVal wFormat As Integer) As Long
        Declare Function OleCreatePictureIndirect Lib "OleAut32.dll" (PicDesc As uPicDesc, _
                  RefIID As GUID, ByVal fPictureOwnsHandle As Long, IPic As IPicture) As Long
        Declare Function CopyEnhMetaFile Lib "gdi32" Alias "CopyEnhMetaFileA" _
                  (ByVal hemfSrc As Long, ByVal lpszFile As String) As Long
        Declare Function CopyImage Lib "user32" (ByVal Handle As Long, _
                  ByVal un1 As Long, ByVal n1 As Long, ByVal N2 As Long, ByVal un2 As Long) As Long
        Dim hPtr As Long
    #End If
    
    
    'The API format types we're interested in
    Public Const CF_BITMAP = 2
    Private Const CF_PALETTE = 9
    Public Const CF_ENHMETAFILE = 14
    Private Const IMAGE_BITMAP = 0
    Private Const LR_COPYRETURNORG = &H4
    
    
    'OLE Picture types
    Private Const PICTYPE_BITMAP = 1
    Private Const PICTYPE_ENHMETAFILE = 4
    '======================================================================================================
    
    
    
    
    Function PastePictureVBA7(Optional lXlPicType As Long = xlPicture) As IPicture
    'Some pointers
    Dim H As Long, hPicAvail As Long, hPtr As LongPtr, hPal As LongPtr
    Dim 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 PastePictureVBA7 = CreatePictureVBA7(hCopy, 0, lPicType)
    End If
    Else
    MsgBox "No clipboard data!"
    End If
    End Function
    
    
    Public Function PastePicture(Optional lXlPicType As Long = xlPicture) As IPicture
    Dim H As Long, hPicAvail As Long, hPtr As Long, hPal As Long, lPicType As Long, hCopy As Long
    
    
    '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
    H = OpenClipboard(0&)   'Get access to the clipboard
    If H > 0 Then
    hPtr = GetClipboardData(lPicType) 'Get a handle to the image data
    '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)
    'MsgBox "HO"
    End If
    
    
    'clear then close clipboard
    EmptyClipboard
    
    
    H = CloseClipboard  'Release the clipboard to other programs
    
    
    '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
    Else
    MsgBox "No clipboard data!"
    End If
    End Function
    
    
    Private Function CreatePictureVBA7(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
    ' 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 CreatePictureVBA7 = IPic
    End Function
    
    
    
    
    Private Function CreatePicture(ByVal hPic As Long, ByVal hPal As Long, ByVal lPicType) As IPicture
    Dim r As Long, uPicInfo As uPicDesc, IID_IDispatch As GUID, IPic As IPicture
    
    
    ' 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, True, IPic)
    ' If an error occured, show the description
    If r <> 0 Then Debug.Print "Create Picture Error" ' & fnOLEError(r)
    
    
    Set CreatePicture = IPic    ' Return the new Picture object.
    End Function
    To operate, copy a picture to the clipboard and run this code...
    Public Sub test()With ActiveDocument.Image1
    #If Win64 Then
        .Picture = PastePictureVBA7(CF_ENHMETAFILE)
    #Else
        .Picture = PastePicture(CF_ENHMETAFILE)
    #End If
    End With
    End Sub
    Using Win64 instead of VBA7 should work. HTH. Dave

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    Awesome Dave, it works now!
    I somewhat lost hope that it would work, but in the end it does.
    Pasting images directly into the image controls, instead saving them on the hdd first, is a huge time-saver.

    Thank you very much for your time and effort in getting this to work!


    Manuel

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    You are welcome Manuel. Thanks for posting your outcome. Dave

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