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BitmapImage Class

Provides a specialized BitmapSource that is optimized for loading images using Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML).

Namespace: System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class BitmapImage
	Inherits BitmapSource
	Implements ISupportInitialize, IUriContext
'Usage
Dim instance As BitmapImage

public final class BitmapImage extends BitmapSource implements ISupportInitialize, IUriContext
public final class BitmapImage extends BitmapSource implements ISupportInitialize, IUriContext
<BitmapImage .../>

BitmapImage primarily exists to support Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) syntax and introduces additional properties for bitmap loading that are not defined by BitmapSource.

BitmapImage implements the ISupportInitialize interface to optimize initialization on multiple properties. Property changes can only occur during object initialization. Call BeginInit to signal that initialization has begun and EndInit to signal that initialization has completed. Once initialized, property changes are ignored.

BitmapImage objects created using the BitmapImage constructor are automatically initialized and property changes are ignored.

The following code examples demonstrate how to use a BitmapImage in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and code.

<!-- Property Tag XAML Syntax -->
<Image Width="200"  Margin="5" Grid.Column="1" Grid.Row="1" >
   <Image.Source>
      <BitmapImage UriSource="sampleImages/bananas.jpg" />
   </Image.Source>
</Image>

<!-- Property Tag XAML Syntax -->
<Image Width="200"  Margin="5" Grid.Column="1" Grid.Row="1" >
   <Image.Source>
      <BitmapImage UriSource="sampleImages/bananas.jpg" />
   </Image.Source>
</Image>

' Create the image element.
Dim simpleImage As New Image()
simpleImage.Width = 200
simpleImage.Margin = New Thickness(5)

' Create source.
Dim bi As New BitmapImage()
' BitmapImage.UriSource must be in a BeginInit/EndInit block.
bi.BeginInit()
bi.UriSource = New Uri("/sampleImages/cherries_larger.jpg", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute)
bi.EndInit()
' Set the image source.
simpleImage.Source = bi

System.Object
   System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherObject
     System.Windows.DependencyObject
       System.Windows.Freezable
         System.Windows.Media.Animation.Animatable
           System.Windows.Media.ImageSource
             System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapSource
              System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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