WPF Photo Viewer Demo

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This sample application demonstrates how to create a lightweight image viewing and editing tool using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Image thumbnails are displayed in the preview pane, while metadata associated with an image is displayed within a panel to the right of the screen.

For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:

Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices

Security - Windows Presentation Foundation Security

Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview

Building the Sample

  • Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.

  • Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.

  • To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.

  • To build the sample in Microsoft Visual Studio, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.

Running the Sample

  • To run the compiled sample from the build environment command window, execute the .exe file in the Bin\Debug or Bin\Release folder contained under the sample source code folder.

  • To run the compiled sample with debugging in Visual Studio, press F5.


Joint Photographics Experts Group (JPEG) images without a stored thumbnail will not show a preview in the viewing pane, but are editable by double-clicking. Likewise, images without stored BitmapMetadata will not display a time or date in the preview pane.

To open the edit pane, either right click an image and select "Edit", or simply double click the image.

See Also






Bitmap Effects Overview