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WPF Photo Viewer Demo

This sample application demonstrates how to create a lightweight image viewing and editing tool using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Image thumbnails are displayed in the preview pane, while metadata associated with an image is displayed within a panel to the right of the screen.

For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:

Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices

Security - Windows Presentation Foundation Security

Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview

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Building the Sample

  • Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.

  • Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.

  • To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.

  • To build the sample in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.

Running the Sample

  • To run the compiled sample from the build environment command window, execute the .exe file in the Bin\Debug or Bin\Release folder contained under the sample source code folder.

  • To run the compiled sample with debugging in Visual Studio 2005, press F5.

Remarks

Joint Photographics Experts Group (JPEG) images without a stored thumbnail will not show a preview in the viewing pane, but are editable by double-clicking. Likewise, images without stored BitmapMetadata will not display a time or date in the preview pane.

To open the edit pane, either right click an image and select "Edit", or simply double click the image.

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