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PictureBox.Image Property


Gets or sets the image that is displayed by PictureBox.

 property System::Drawing::Image ^ Image { System::Drawing::Image ^ get(); void set(System::Drawing::Image ^ value); };
public System.Drawing.Image Image { get; set; }
public System.Drawing.Image Image { get; set; }
public System.Drawing.Image? Image { get; set; }
member this.Image : System.Drawing.Image with get, set
member this.Image : System.Drawing.Image with get, set
Public Property Image As Image

Property Value

The Image to display.



The following code example demonstrates how to create a bitmap at runtime and display it in a PictureBox by setting the Image property. To run this example, paste it into a Windows Form and call CreateBitmapAtRuntime from the form's constructor.

PictureBox pictureBox1 = new PictureBox();
public void CreateBitmapAtRuntime()
    pictureBox1.Size = new Size(210, 110);

    Bitmap flag = new Bitmap(200, 100);
    Graphics flagGraphics = Graphics.FromImage(flag);
    int red = 0;
    int white = 11;
    while (white <= 100) {
        flagGraphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Red, 0, red, 200,10);
        flagGraphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.White, 0, white, 200, 10);
        red += 20;
        white += 20;
    pictureBox1.Image = flag;
Private pictureBox1 As New PictureBox()

Public Sub CreateBitmapAtRuntime() 
    pictureBox1.Size = New Size(210, 110)
    Dim flag As New Bitmap(200, 100)
    Dim flagGraphics As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(flag)
    Dim red As Integer = 0
    Dim white As Integer = 11
    While white <= 100
        flagGraphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.Red, 0, red, 200, 10)
        flagGraphics.FillRectangle(Brushes.White, 0, white, 200, 10)
        red += 20
        white += 20
    End While
    pictureBox1.Image = flag

End Sub


The Image property is set to the Image to display. You can do this either at design time or at run time.


If you want to use the same image in multiple PictureBox controls, create a clone of the image for each PictureBox. Accessing the same image from multiple controls causes an exception to occur.

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