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Image.Source Property

Gets or sets the ImageSource for the image.

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

public ImageSource Source { get; set; }
<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 null.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true



The following example demonstrates how to use the Source property.

Image myImage3 = new Image();
BitmapImage bi3 = 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 ElementThis example shows how to include images in an application by using the Image element.
How to: Use a Drawing as an Image SourceThis 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 ImageThis example shows how to crop an image using CroppedBitmap.
How to: Rotate an ImageThis example shows how to rotate an image 90 degrees by using a Rotation property of a BitmapImage.
How to: Convert an Image to GreyscaleThis example shows how to convert an image to grayscale using FormatConvertedBitmap.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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