specifies the model of a control used for displaying images stored in a database.
As every ::com::sun::star::form::DataAwareControlModel, an image control
can be bound to a database field. This means that for instance with every record change, the content
of the database field is taken, interpreted as image, and displayed in the control.
Unlike other more text-based controls, it does not interpret the content of the field as text or double,
but as binary stream (see ::com::sun::star::sdb::XColumn::getBinaryStream).
Note that besides taking the image to be displayed from the bound field, there is another option. The
::com::sun::star::awt::UnoControlImageControlModel::ImageURL property specifies
the URL of an image to be displayed. If this property is changed from outside, the respective file
is loaded and set as image source.
In a usual data form, the scenario will be as follows:
There is a DatabaseImageControl as part of the document model, which acts as
control model for an ::com::sun::star::form::control::ImageControl.
Whenever the form's cursor is positioned on a new record, the column the control
model is bound to is examined for a binary data stream. This stream is set as source
at the image producer, which notifies it's consumers, which leads to the control
displaying the image.
When the user by some interaction tells the control to contain a new image, this is
exchanged by URL. For example, implementations of the control service may allow the user
to browse for image. After this, the URL of the image is set as
property at the model.
Now the control loads the image determined by the property value, and starts producing
a new data stream, which is displayed by the control (which is a consumer for this stream).
From now on, the control and thus the database record counts as modified. If the cursor of the
form is moved further, the modified record is saved, means the content of the image pointed to
is saved into the column.
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