Laura > I am still struggling over it. I will let you know how it comes out. > > To simplify things, I am trying to get THIS code to work: > > Bitmap bgImage = new Bitmap(@"\Images\ClosedDoor.gif"); > > pbxFloor0.Image = bgImage; > > I got it off the msn pages, so it SHOULD work, but I get a > message that it doesn't like the parameter. This error message probably means that the path is not valid. As far as my tests with your project went, I needed an absolute path as an argument to the Bitmap constructor. If the path was not correct or relative, then I received the same error mesdsage as you specify. I haven't got your project installed on this computer, but try the following. The path should be relative to your Windows Form, I think. Bitmap bgImage = new Bitmap(Path.GetFullPath(@"Images/ClosedDoor.gif")); pbxFloor0.Image = bgImage; If you still have problems, assign Path.GetFullPath(@"Images/ClosedDoor.gif") to the Text property of a Label so that you can see it, and check in Windows Explorer that the path points to the actual file. -- Chris Marsh Software Developer t: +44 20 8246 4804 x828 f: +44 20 8246 4808 e: chris at globet.com w: http://www.globet.com/ Any opinions expressed in this email are those of the individual and not necessarily the Company. This message is intended for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is confidential and privileged and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please contact the sender immediately and delete it from your system.