BitmapImage Constructor (Uri)

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Initializes a new instance of the BitmapImage class, using the supplied URI.

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


Public Sub New ( _
    uriSource As Uri _
public BitmapImage(
    Uri uriSource


  • uriSource
    Type: System..::.Uri
    The URI that references the source graphics file for the image.


The string provided for uriSource is interpreted as a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI). This is in contrast to an Internationalized Resource Identifier (IRI). This distinction means that you will need to encode characters that are outside of US-ASCII which are used to identify a file name.

Relative references are permitted. The starting location for the relative reference is the installation folder of the application.

The format-specific file name extensions such as .png are not necessarily required to be in the URI, but if the retrieved file is determined not to be a valid image format, a run-time exception is thrown.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


BitmapImage Class

BitmapImage Overload

System.Windows.Media.Imaging Namespace