Change image source in contentdialog title template winui c#

Paul Harvey Chiverton Messina 5 Reputation points

Dear everybody.

Using Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2022 (64 bits) - Current Versión 17.9.3 on Windows 10 most recent update, Packaged WinUI with C#

I am programming from scratch a new program (WinUI with C#) to manage my motorized telescope.

I have created in XAML a few contentdialogs. I can access and change the textblocks, title in them but I can't access the image source of the image I have placed in the title template. This forces me to create a contentdialog in xaml for every contetdialog with a diferent image in it (for example, error, info, question, notice, etc.).

Any way I can change this image source as I do in buttons with (for examp,le for a button: buttonImage.Source = new BitmapImage(new Uri("ms-appx:///Assets/ImagenesBotones/ConectarPSX.png")); )?

I have tested adding a Name, x:Name to this image but no way of accessing it from my program at runtime before the await ShowAsync of this content dialog.


<ContentDialog x:Name="MensajesInfo"




Background="{StaticResource Gris8}"

BorderBrush="{StaticResource BrushGris2}"



PrimaryButtonStyle="{StaticResource ButtonStyleACEPTAR}"


CloseButtonStyle="{StaticResource ButtonStyleACEPTAR}"




<StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">

<StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">

<Image Source="Assets/ImagenesBotones/Info.png" Width="35" Height="35" Margin="0,0,10,10"/> <!-- left, top, right, bottom-->

<TextBlock Text="{Binding}"/>


<Line Stroke="{StaticResource BrushGris2}" X1="0" X2="300" StrokeThickness="1" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>




<StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">

<TextBlock x:Name="TextoMensajeInfo" TextWrapping="WrapWholeWords" TextAlignment="Center" LineStackingStrategy="BlockLineHeight" FontSize="18" LineHeight="19"/>



Any help appreciated.

Best Regards

Paul Harvey Chiverton

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  1. Jeanine Zhang-MSFT 9,101 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    You could try to use the VisualTreeHelper to go down from the ContentDialog to the child, to find the Image control, and then you could change its source.

    public static T FindChild<T>(DependencyObject parent) where T : DependencyObject
        if (parent == null)
            return null;
        int childrenCount = VisualTreeHelper.GetChildrenCount(parent);
        for (int i = 0; i < childrenCount; i++)
            var child = VisualTreeHelper.GetChild(parent, i);
            if (child is T typedChild)
                return typedChild;
            // Recursively search deeper into nested containers
            T result = FindChild<T>(child);
            if (result != null)
                return result;
        return null; // Child not found
    private void ContentDialog_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        ContentDialog contentDlg = sender as ContentDialog;
        Image img = FindChild<Image>(contentDlg);
        if (img != null)
            img.Source = new BitmapImage(new Uri("ms-appx:///……"));

    However, you couldn't change that image source before the ShowAsync. The reason is that before ShowAsync, there was no ContentDialog in the Visual Tree. Thank you.


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