BitmapImage Class

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

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

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.


Public NotInheritable Class BitmapImage _
    Inherits BitmapSource
public sealed class BitmapImage : BitmapSource
<BitmapImage .../>

The BitmapImage type exposes the following members.


Name Description
BitmapImage()()() Initializes a new instance of the BitmapImage class.
BitmapImage(Uri) Initializes a new instance of the BitmapImage class, using the supplied URI.



Name Description
CreateOptions Gets or sets the BitmapCreateOptions for a BitmapImage.
DecodePixelHeight The height of a bitmap image.
DecodePixelType Gets or sets the type of the pixel.
DecodePixelWidth The width of a bitmap image.
Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
PixelHeight Gets the height of the bitmap in pixels. (Inherited from BitmapSource.)
PixelWidth Gets the width of the bitmap in pixels. (Inherited from BitmapSource.)
UriSource Gets or sets the URI of the graphics source file that generated this BitmapImage.



Name Description
CheckAccess Determines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
ClearValue Clears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetAnimationBaseValue Returns any base value established for a Windows Phone dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
GetValue Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
ReadLocalValue Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
SetSource Sets the source of the BitmapSource. (Inherited from BitmapSource.)
SetValue Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



Name Description
DownloadProgress Occurs when a significant change has occurred in the download progress of the BitmapImage content.
ImageFailed Occurs when there is an error associated with image retrieval or format.
ImageOpened Occurs when the image source is downloaded and decoded with no failure. You can use this event to determine the size of an image before rendering it.



Name Description
CreateOptionsProperty Identifies the CreateOptions dependency property.
DecodePixelHeightProperty Identifies the DecodePixelHeight dependency property.
DecodePixelTypeProperty Identifies the DecodePixelType dependency property.
DecodePixelWidthProperty Identifies the DecodePixelWidth dependency property.
UriSourceProperty Identifies the UriSource dependency property.



The BitmapImage can be used to reference images in the JPEG and PNG file formats.

If the Image..::.Source property is set to an invalid format, or is specified to a URI that cannot be resolved, then the ImageFailed event is raised.

There are two ways to specify the graphics content for a BitmapImage: by URI, or by stream. You can set with either of these, and the last technique used will specify the content.

XAML usage for BitmapImage as an object element is uncommon, because it would only be appropriate for setting a BitmapImage as the object element within a property element usage for setting Image..::.Source. More typically you would use Image and use the URI to set Image..::.Source as an attribute.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

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


System.Windows.Media.Imaging Namespace