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How to: Retrieve Image Resources in Visual Basic

You can retrieve the image resources of an application by accessing the resource's property on the My.Resources object.

The My.Resources object exposes each resource as a read-only property. The property name is the same as the resource name, and the property type is determined by the resource classification. For more information, see My.Resources Object.

This example sets the background image of the form to the image resource named Form1Background, which is in the application resource file.

Sub SetFormBackgroundImage()
    Me.BackgroundImage = My.Resources.Form1Background
End Sub

For this example to work, your application must have an image resource named Form1Background in the application's resource file. For more information, see How to: Add or Remove Resources.

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