My images aren't showing anymore RRS feed

  • Question

  • So I made a WPF .NET Framework app, then started a new .NET Core WPF project, copied over all the files etc and the program works as a .NET Core app except the images don't show anymore. The images show in a viewbox that is on it's own window, here is the XAML for that:

    <Viewbox x:Name="MyViewBox">
        <Image x:Name="MyImage" Source="{Binding MyImageSource}"/>

    Here is the property it is bound to:

    private string _myImageSource = "../Resources/Images/MyImage.png";
    public string MyImageSource
        get { return _myImageSource; }
            _myImageSource = value;

    The string that points to the image file is generated based on user choice elsewhere, the above is the default. This all worked totally fine as a .NET Framework WPF app. Why doesn't it work as a .NET Core app?

    Apologies if more code is needed to identify the problem, let me know and I'll post it.

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 4:27 PM


  • Hi,

    You can try to add a converter:

            <local:StringToImageSourceConverter x:Key="stringtoimage"/>
            <Image Source="{Binding MyImageSource,Converter={StaticResource stringtoimage}}"/>
      public class StringToImageSourceConverter : IValueConverter
            public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
                string path = (string)value;
                if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(path))
                    return new BitmapImage(new Uri(path, UriKind.Absolute));
                    return null;
            public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, CultureInfo culture)
                throw new NotImplementedException();

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    • Marked as answer by Integrater Friday, March 6, 2020 10:16 AM
    Thursday, March 5, 2020 6:06 AM