Load Image from Resources Area of Project in C#

Load image from resources area of project in C#

The best thing is to add them as Image Resources in the Resources settings in the Project. Then you can get the image directly by doing Resources.myimage. This will get the image via a generated C# property.

If you just set the image as Embedded Resource you can get it with:

string name = "Resources.myimage.jpg"
string namespaceName = "MyCompany.MyNamespace";
string resource = namespaceName + "." + name;
Type type = typeof(MyCompany.MyNamespace.MyTypeFromSameAssemblyAsResource);
Bitmap image = new Bitmap(type.Assembly.GetManifestResourceStream(resource));

Where MyTypeFromSameAssemblyAsResource is any type that you have in your assembly.

Load image from resources

You can always use System.Resources.ResourceManager which returns the cached ResourceManager used by this class. Since chan1 and chan2 represent two different images, you may use System.Resources.ResourceManager.GetObject(string name) which returns an object matching your input with the project resources


object O = Resources.ResourceManager.GetObject("chan1"); //Return an object from the image chan1.png in the project
channelPic.Image = (Image)O; //Set the Image property of channelPic to the returned object as Image

Notice: Resources.ResourceManager.GetObject(string name) may return null if the string specified was not found in the project resources.


I hope you find this helpful :)

Load Image from Resources/ResourceManager

Ended up moving the resources to Properties/Resources as suggested by Hans Passant, described in the comments to the original post.

C# - Loading image from file resource in different assembly

If the images you wish to use as Content is in another assembly, you must copy them to the main projects directory.

You can use a Build event to do this:

Right click project that contains images -> Properties -> Buil Events -> edit post build to copy images to main project directory.

Then you have to use it as



If you need it in subfolder


Have a look at this hfor more information http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa970069.aspx

How to load listview with images from project resources

This is the what you can do without implementing some custom list:

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
ImageList imageList = new ImageList {ImageSize = new Size(200, 200)};
Image img = new Bitmap(Properties.Resources.Your_Image);
this.listView1.View = View.LargeIcon;
this.listView1.Items.Add(new ListViewItem { ImageIndex = 0 });
this.listView1.LargeImageList = imageList;

If you need more advanced functionality from your listview take a look at this.

Loading PictureBox Image from resource file with path (Part 3)

The path should be something like: "Images\a.bmp". (Note the lack of a leading slash, and the slashes being back slashes.)

And then:

pictureBox1.Image = Image.FromFile(@"Images\a.bmp");

I just tried it to make sure, and it works. This is besides the other answer that you got - to "copy always".

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