Add an image, audio, or video file to a project

In Microsoft Expression Blend 2, you can now drag supported image, audio, or video files from outside Expression Blend, and also use the Project menu to add files to your project.


To work with media in Expression Blend, you must have Windows Media Player 10 installed on your computer. You can download Windows Media Player 10 from the Windows Media website.

To add a media file to a project

  • Do one of the following:

    • On the Project menu, click Add Existing Item. Browse to the location of the image, audio, or video file that you want to add to the current project, and then click Open.

    • Drag the file from a folder in Windows Explorer or your desktop into the Files category in the Project panel.

    The media file appears under Files in the Project panel from where you can insert it into the active element in the open document. For more information, see Insert an image, audio, or video file into the active document.