Inserting images and art

Visual Studio 2012

In Blend for Visual Studio 2012, you can add media files, such as images, to your project.

For instructions about how to add a media files to your project, see Insert an audio or video file into the active document.

Blend supports the most common types of image files such as BMP, GIF, ICO, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF. After you add an image file to your project, you can add it to the artboard by double-clicking the image file name in the Projects panel, or by setting the Source property of an existing image control to the name of the image file.

You can add images to the artboard for display. In Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft Silverlight projects, you can convert images to brush resources that you can apply to other objects.

For more information, see Convert an image to a reusable ImageBrush resource.

In WPF projects, you can also convert an image to a 3D object and animate it.

For more information, see Convert a 2D image into 3D.