StreamSource Property

BitmapImage::StreamSource Property

Gets or sets the stream source of the BitmapImage. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

property Stream^ StreamSource {
	Stream^ get ();
	void set (Stream^ value);
For XAML information, see the Stream type.

Property Value

Type: System.IO::Stream
The stream source of the BitmapImage. The default is nullptr.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


If StreamSource and UriSource are both set, the StreamSource value is ignored.

Set the CacheOption property to BitmapCacheOption::OnLoad if you wish to close the stream after the BitmapImage is created. The default OnDemand cache option retains access to the stream until the bitmap is needed, and cleanup is handled by the garbage collector.

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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