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BitmapSource.SetSource Method

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Sets the source of the BitmapSource.

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


Public Sub SetSource ( _
    streamSource As Stream _
public void SetSource(
    Stream streamSource



This API can replace the existing texture represented by the BitmapSource. If you call SetSource, it will replace the current dimensions (PixelWidth and PixelHeight) of the BitmapSource.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.