SetQuery Method

BitmapMetadata::SetQuery Method

Provides access to a metadata query writer that can write metadata to a bitmap image file.

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

void SetQuery(
	String^ query, 
	Object^ value
You cannot use methods in XAML.


Type: System::String

Identifies the location of the metadata to be written.

Type: System::Object

The value of the metadata to be written.

Metadata that is associated with an image is data that describes the image but that is not necessary for display of the image. Each supported bitmap image format handles metadata differently, but the facility for reading and writing metadata is the same.

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) supports the following image metadata schemas: Exchangeable image file (Exif), tEXt (PNG Textual Data), image file directory (IFD), International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC), and Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP).

The following code example demonstrates how to use the SetQuery method to write metadata to a Portable Network Graphics (PNG) file.

Stream^ pngStream = gcnew FileStream("smiley.png", FileMode::Open, FileAccess::ReadWrite, FileShare::ReadWrite);
PngBitmapDecoder^ pngDecoder = gcnew PngBitmapDecoder(pngStream, BitmapCreateOptions::PreservePixelFormat, BitmapCacheOption::Default);
BitmapFrame^ pngFrame = pngDecoder->Frames[0];
InPlaceBitmapMetadataWriter^ pngInplace = pngFrame->CreateInPlaceBitmapMetadataWriter();
if (pngInplace->TrySave() == true)
   pngInplace->SetQuery("/Text/Description", "Have a nice day.");

After the metadata is written, the GetQuery method is used to read that data and emit it as a text string.

// Add the metadata of the bitmap image to the text block.
TextBlock^ myTextBlock = gcnew TextBlock();
myTextBlock->Text = "The Description metadata of this image is: " + pngInplace->GetQuery("/Text/Description")->ToString();

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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