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ImageSource Class


Provides an object source type for the Image.Source and ImageBrush.ImageSource properties.

public ref class ImageSource : DependencyObject
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.Threading(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ThreadingModel.Both)]
class ImageSource : DependencyObject
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
public class ImageSource : DependencyObject
Public Class ImageSource
Inherits DependencyObject
Object Platform::Object IInspectable DependencyObject ImageSource

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)



You don't typically use or create an ImageSource type directly, that's why you don't see code examples on this page. It's more common to create a BitmapImage and use that as a value. For code examples and more info, see the reference page for BitmapImage.

ImageSource and BitmapSource are intermediate base classes for BitmapImage. For more info on how to create an image source to use for Image.Source and ImageBrush.ImageSource, see Image and ImageBrush and BitmapImage.

The ImageSource type is also the value to use for the MediaElement.PosterSource property.

ImageSource derived classes

ImageSource is the parent class for BitmapSource and RenderTargetBitmap.



Gets the CoreDispatcher that this object is associated with. The CoreDispatcher represents a facility that can access the DependencyObject on the UI thread even if the code is initiated by a non-UI thread.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)



Clears the local value of a dependency property.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Returns any base value established for a dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
RegisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, DependencyPropertyChangedCallback)

Registers a notification function for listening to changes to a specific DependencyProperty on this DependencyObject instance.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
SetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)

Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)
UnregisterPropertyChangedCallback(DependencyProperty, Int64)

Cancels a change notification that was previously registered by calling RegisterPropertyChangedCallback.

(Inherited from DependencyObject)

Applies to

See also