Set image URl to some remote Image in windows 8 metro application


  • Hi ,

    i want to set image URL to some dynamic remote url like

    <img src="\\\Sample\Chrysanthemum.jpg" id="sss" height="300" width="300" />

    But its not displaying any image.

    Thanks in advance,

    Monday, August 27, 2012 11:02 AM


  • Hi Sukesh,

    No you cannot do that.  You cannot access arbitrary file locations like that due to security restrictions.  Remember that apps run in a secure sandbox and access is under control of the user.

    You can use http://URIs depending if you are in a web context or not.  Can you explain your scenario as to why you need this?  There may be some alternatives you have not thought of.


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)

    Monday, August 27, 2012 5:57 PM