Identifying CommandBar Images
Excel 97 through Excel 2003 uses many images in its built in menus and toolbars. You can use these built-in images in your custom menus and toolbars by setting the FaceId property to a particular integer. The problem, however, is determining which integer corresponds to each image.
The subroutine below creates a custom toolbar with the first 250 FaceID images (shown below). You can see even more images by changing the values for IDStart and IDStop. The last FaceID image appears to be number 3518 (there are also many blank images).
After creating the toolbar, move the mouse pointer over a button to find out the FaceID value for the image. Clicking the toolbar buttons will have no effect since the subroutine doesn't assign any macros to the OnAction properties.
The ShowFaceIds Subroutine
Sub ShowFaceIDs() Dim NewToolbar As CommandBar Dim NewButton As CommandBarButton Dim i As Integer, IDStart As Integer, IDStop As Integer ' Delete existing FaceIds toolbar if it exists On Error Resume Next Application.CommandBars("FaceIds").Delete On Error GoTo 0 ' Add an empty toolbar Set NewToolbar = Application.CommandBars.Add _ (Name:="FaceIds", temporary:=True) NewToolbar.Visible = True ' Change the following values to see different FaceIDs IDStart = 1 IDStop = 250 For i = IDStart To IDStop Set NewButton = NewToolbar.Controls.Add _ (Type:=msoControlButton, Id:=2950) NewButton.FaceId = i NewButton.Caption = "FaceID = " & i Next i NewToolbar.Width = 600 End Sub
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