StorageFolder.GetThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode) | getThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode) method

Applies to Windows and Windows Phone

Gets a thumbnail image for the current folder, sized for the specified purpose of the thumbnail.

Syntax


public:
IAsyncOperation<StorageItemThumbnail>^ GetThumbnailAsync(
  ThumbnailMode mode
)

Parameters

mode

Type: ThumbnailMode

A value from the enumeration that describes the purpose of the thumbnail and determines how the thumbnail image is adjusted.

For guidance about choosing the best thumbnail mode, see Guidelines and checklist for thumbnails.

Return value

Type: IAsyncOperation<StorageItemThumbnail>

When this method completes successfully, it returns a StorageItemThumbnail that represents the thumbnail image, or null if there is no thumbnail image associated with the folder.

Remarks

For a sample that demonstrates the GetThumbnailAsync method, see File and folder thumbnail sample.

For guidance about choosing the best thumbnail mode, see Guidelines and checklist for thumbnails.

  • Applies to Windows Phone

The StorageFolder.GetThumbnailAsync method sometimes returns the default image of a folder. On Windows Phone, this method ignores the current theme when it returns this default image. The image returned is always the image for the dark theme; that is, the folder is transparent with a white border. If you want to return the image for the light theme, you have to create your own image that's visible on a light background. Then you have to use conditional logic to check the active theme. If the active theme is the light theme, use a method other than GetThumbnailAsync to retrieve your custom image.

Examples

The following example gets a thumbnail image for the user's Pictures folder and displays the thumbnail in an Image control. The example assumes that there's an Image control named ImageControl on the current page.

Before you run the following example, enable the Pictures Library capability in the app manifest file.


using Windows.Storage;
using Windows.Storage.FileProperties;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Windows.UI.Xaml.Media.Imaging; // For the Bitmap object.
...
            // Get the user's Pictures folder.
            // Enable the corresponding capability in the app manifest file.
            StorageFolder picturesFolder = KnownFolders.PicturesLibrary;

            // Get a thumbnail for the current folder.
            StorageItemThumbnail thumb =
                await picturesFolder.GetThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode.SingleItem);

            // Display the thumbnail in an Image control
            // named ImageControl on the current page.
            BitmapImage bitmapImage = new BitmapImage();
            bitmapImage.SetSource(thumb);
            ImageControl.Source = bitmapImage;


Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows 8

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2012

Minimum supported phone

Windows Phone 8.1 [Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1 and Windows Runtime apps]

Namespace

Windows.Storage
Windows::Storage [C++]

Metadata

Windows.winmd

See also

StorageFolder
GetThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode, UInt32)
GetThumbnailAsync(ThumbnailMode, UInt32, ThumbnailOptions)

 

 

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