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PictureBox.CancelAsync Method

Cancels an asynchronous image load.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

public void CancelAsync()

A PictureBox image is loaded asynchronously when the WaitOnLoad property is false and the LoadAsync method is used to load the image. If a load is canceled with the CancelAsync method cancellation is reported by raising the LoadCompleted event with the Cancelled property of the AsyncCompletedEventArgs set to true.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the CancelAsync method. To run this example, paste the following code into a Windows Form that contains a PictureBox named pictureBox1 and two Button controls named startLoadButton and cancelLoadButton. Make sure that the Click event for the buttons is associated with their event-handling method in this example. You must change the image file path to a path that is valid on your system.

private void startButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    // Ensure WaitOnLoad is false.
    pictureBox1.WaitOnLoad = false;

    // Load the image asynchronously.


private void cancelButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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