Picture Class

Defines the Picture Class.When the object is serialized out as xml, its qualified name is p:pic.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Presentation
Assembly:  DocumentFormat.OpenXml (in DocumentFormat.OpenXml.dll)


<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(NonVisualPictureProperties))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(ShapeProperties))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(BlipFill))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(ShapeStyle))> _
<ChildElementInfoAttribute(GetType(ExtensionListWithModification))> _
Public Class Picture _
    Inherits OpenXmlCompositeElement
Dim instance As Picture
public class Picture : OpenXmlCompositeElement


The following table lists the possible child types:

  • NonVisualPictureProperties <p:nvPicPr>

  • BlipFill <p:blipFill>

  • ShapeProperties <p:spPr>

  • ShapeStyle <p:style>

  • ExtensionListWithModification <p:extLst>

[ISO/IEC 29500-1 1st Edition] pic (Picture)

This element specifies the existence of a picture object within the document.

[Example: Consider the following PresentationML that specifies the existence of a picture within a document. This picture can have non-visual properties, a picture fill as well as shape properties attached to it.

    <p:cNvPr id="4" name="lake.JPG" descr="Picture of a Lake" />
      <a:picLocks noChangeAspect="1"/>

end example]

Parent Elements

control (§; grpSp (§; oleObj (§; spTree (§

Child Elements


blipFill (Picture Fill)


extLst (Extension List with Modification Flag)


nvPicPr (Non-Visual Properties for a Picture)


spPr (Shape Properties)


style (Shape Style)


[Note: The W3C XML Schema definition of this element’s content model (CT_Picture) is located in §A.3. end note]

© ISO/IEC29500: 2008.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


Picture Members

DocumentFormat.OpenXml.Presentation Namespace