Showing Images in Excel
The SaveToDB add-in allows showing images from the web and databases.
The SaveToDB add-in detects URLs with the jpg, jpeg, gif, and png extensions, downloads, and shows images.
Below is a sample table that contains image URLs from LinkedIn:
Images from Databases
The SaveToDB add-in automatically shows images from database tables and views if it detects a binary column with images.
Developers can use SQL queries and stored procedures to show images in other cases. See Developer Guide.
Here is a sample of showing photos from a database:
You can try Sample 08 - Northwind from the Online Examples of the Wizards menu.
Working with Context Task Panes
The SaveToDB add-in shows images in the context task panes.
To show an image for the first time, select a new row in a table. The add-in updates images on the Excel SelectionChange event.
You can dock task panes to the right or left sides, top or bottom.
To reopen a set of context task panes, close all of them and use the Show Context Task Panes item.
Task panes are worksheet-related. The add-in hides and opens task panes automatically when a user selects a new worksheet.