ButtonBase.Image Property

Gets or sets the image that is displayed on a button control.

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

'Declaration
Public Property Image As Image

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Image
The Image displayed on the button control. The default value is Nothing.

When the Image property is set, the ImageList property will be set to Nothing, and the ImageIndex property will be set to its default, -1.

NoteNote

If the FlatStyle property is set to FlatStyle.System, any images assigned to the Image property are not displayed.

The following code example uses the derived class, Button and sets some of its common properties. The result will be a flat button with text on the left and an image on the right. This code requires that you have a bitmap image named MyBitMap.bmp stored in the C:\Graphics directory, and that a reference to the System.Drawing namespace is included.

Private Sub SetMyButtonProperties()
    ' Assign an image to the button.
    button1.Image = Image.FromFile("C:\Graphics\MyBitmap.bmp")
    ' Align the image and text on the button.
    button1.ImageAlign = ContentAlignment.MiddleRight
    button1.TextAlign = ContentAlignment.MiddleLeft
    ' Give the button a flat appearance.
    button1.FlatStyle = FlatStyle.Flat
End Sub 'SetMyButtonProperties

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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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