Blank - Black Image control in WPF if image source is absolute Uri RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi I have this problem. I use on listbox control own datatemplate. Listbox item consist one image control and some textblock.

    On image source I bind property type of Uri (absolute url - for example: http://u.aimg.sk/fotky/1730/71/17307141.jpg?v=2 )

    Listbox have about 50 - 300 items.

    If I test app, I sometimes see blank - white or black image instead user images.

    The problem you can see on this images:




    I would like to know what cause this problem and how can I solve this problem. Image sources are good, I check it in browser.

    Thank for advice.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 6:27 PM


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  • since  01ciculienka's picture appears there is no problem :p.

    the downloading doesn't start before the binding, try to trigger the PropertyChanged event again after the download complete.

    <Grid Name="grid">
        <Image Name="img" Source="{Binding Path=Src}"/>


    public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;
        BitmapImage bitmap;
        private ImageSource _Src;
        public ImageSource Src
          get { return _Src; }
            _Src = value;
            if (PropertyChanged != null)
              PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs("Src"));
            ((BitmapImage)_Src).DownloadCompleted += new EventHandler(MainWindow_DownloadCompleted);
        void MainWindow_DownloadCompleted(object sender, EventArgs e)
          PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs("Src"));
          ((BitmapImage)_Src).DownloadCompleted -= MainWindow_DownloadCompleted;
        public MainWindow()
          this.Loaded += new RoutedEventHandler(MainWindow_Loaded);
        void MainWindow_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
          grid.DataContext = this;
          bitmap = new BitmapImage(new Uri("http://i.imgur.com/fwV0Q.png"));
          Src = bitmap;

    • Proposed as answer by Sheldon _Xiao Friday, February 25, 2011 8:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sheldon _Xiao Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:26 PM
    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 7:30 PM
  • Hi Janc1,

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    Thursday, February 10, 2011 5:52 AM
  • Mr. Xiao, this solution above is not suitable for my problem. My scenarion is WPF with MVVM, I  bind on Image control property type of Uri. So I try make a converter which download image from web site, create from him object type of BitmapImage and this instace return back as Image Source.


    Problem is if listbox have 200 - 300 items (images) app freezing.  I create another question about this problem.

    Here is link; http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/wpf/thread/173cc002-3acf-47cc-9ce5-5fecb5c0c20b.


    Problem is I must refresh every 10 seconds listbox items from new fresh data. (something like contact list on skype for example).


    Something like this:

    private void RefreshContactsData(IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<string, User>> user)
        //User is property which is binded on listbox 
        //Clear old data
        foreach (var freshUser in freshUsers)
          //add new data

    User class consist:

    • Uri ProfilePhoto {get;set;} -> this property is bind on Image control, and I want use on this binding converter which download image from web
    • String Nick{get;set}
    • String Status{get;set;} //offline, online, chatting
    • String ChatRoom{get;set;}

    This solution has one problem -> app freezing


    I know my english is bad, do you understand me now what is my goal?

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 10:34 AM
    • Proposed as answer by Sheldon _Xiao Friday, February 25, 2011 8:19 AM
    • Marked as answer by Sheldon _Xiao Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:28 PM
    Thursday, February 17, 2011 9:21 AM