Binding Base64 Image XAML RRS feed

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  • User313072 posted


    i try to bind a Base64 (ImageResourceStream) to an image in XAML but end up everytime in an unhandled exception.

    This is my code:

    ViewModel: ```csharp private ObservableCollection imageSources; public ObservableCollection ImageSources { get { return _imageSources; } set { if (imageSources != value) { _imageSources = value; OnPropertyChanged(nameof(ImageSources)); } } }

        public GalleryViewModel()
            Title = "Galery";
            _testService = new TestService();
            ImageSources = new ObservableCollection<WebImageSource>();
            this.OnOpenView += async (o, e) =>
                ImageSources = new ObservableCollection<WebImageSource>((await _testService.Get()));


    WebImageSource just contains a property named Base64 and some meta data.

    This is my View: xaml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <ContentPage xmlns="http://xamarin.com/schemas/2014/forms" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2009/xaml" x:Class="MyApp.Views.GalleryPage" xmlns:c="clr-namespace:MyApp.Converters" Title="{Binding Title}" > <ContentPage.Resources> <ResourceDictionary> <c:Base64ImageSourceConverter x:Key="ImageConverter" /> </ResourceDictionary> </ContentPage.Resources> <StackLayout> <ListView ItemsSource="{Binding ImageSources}"> <ListView.ItemTemplate> <DataTemplate> <ViewCell> <Image Source="{Binding Base64, Converter={StaticResource ImageConverter}}}" Grid.Row="0" Grid.RowSpan="3" Grid.Column="0" HorizontalOptions="Center" HeightRequest="50" VerticalOptions="Center"> </Image> </ViewCell> </DataTemplate> </ListView.ItemTemplate> </ListView> </StackLayout> </ContentPage>

    At least the converter: ```cshap public class Base64ImageSourceConverter : IValueConverter { public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture) { var base64 = (string)value;

            if (base64 == null)
                return null;
            return ImageSource.FromStream(() =>
                return new MemoryStream(System.Convert.FromBase64String(base64));
        public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
            throw new NotSupportedException();


    The converter is entered without problems and returns an ImageSource. Seems that the exception is thrown on binding the new ObservableCollection to my view...

    What i am doing wrong here? Can somebody help, please?

    Friday, March 31, 2017 9:32 AM

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  • User37696 posted


    What is the exception and stack trace that you are getting?

    Friday, March 31, 2017 3:19 PM
  • User370805 posted

    Issue is {Binding Base64, Converter={StaticResource ImageConverter}}}, one too many }

    Friday, July 24, 2020 9:56 PM