So I have an HTMLViewer with a bit of HTML like this to display a background image:
theHTML = “”
I just replace %%coverURL%% with the actual url, and all works great.
Now I want to use a previously downloaded jpeg file I have on disk, in case the user has lost net access. I set CoverFolderItem to the correct local file, then try this:
If CoverFolderItem.Exists then
Dim pic As Picture = Picture.Open(CoverFolderItem)
theHTML = “
theHTML = ReplaceAll(theHTML, “%%pic%%”, pic.ToString )
Again, this does work, but it’s crazy slow. For a 2MB jpeg file on my local drive, I get the spinning beach ball for a solid 9 seconds before it then displays the image correctly.
Is that level of delay expected in this situation?