Image.Source Property

Gets or sets the ImageSource for the image. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

Public Property Source As ImageSource
Dim instance As Image 
Dim value As ImageSource 

value = instance.Source

instance.Source = value
<object Source="imageUri"/>
For XAML information, see the ImageSource type.

XAML Values



A URI of the image file.

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.ImageSource
The source of the drawn image. The default value is Nothing.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true



The following example demonstrates how to use the Source property.

Dim myImage3 As New Image
Dim bi3 As New BitmapImage
bi3.UriSource = New Uri("smiley_stackpanel.PNG", UriKind.Relative)
myImage3.Stretch = Stretch.Fill
myImage3.Source = bi3
<Image Source="smiley_stackpanel.png" Stretch="Fill"/>

More Code

How to: Use the Image Element This example shows how to include images in an application by using the Image element.
How to: Use a Drawing as an Image Source This example shows how to use a Drawing as the Source for an Image control. To display a Drawing with an Image control, use a DrawingImage as the Image control's Source and set the DrawingImage object's DrawingImage.Drawing property to the drawing you want to display.
How to: Crop an Image This example shows how to crop an image using CroppedBitmap.
How to: Rotate an Image This example shows how to rotate an image 90 degrees by using a Rotation property of a BitmapImage.
How to: Convert an Image to Greyscale This example shows how to convert an image to grayscale using FormatConvertedBitmap.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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