Specifically, this sample covers:
- Displaying images packaged within an app.
- Displaying images from the file system that are selected by the user using the file picker. This scenario also demonstrates how to use the DecodePixelHeight and DecodePixelWidth properties to specify the display dimensions so that the image can decode the selected file efficiently.
- Displaying images using NineGrid margins, which enable you to scale the center of an image independently of its edges and corners.
- Using a WriteableBitmap to manipulate image pixels directly.
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To obtain an evaluation copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013, go to Visual Studio 2013.
Note For Windows 8 app samples, download the Windows 8 app samples pack. The samples in the Windows 8 app samples pack will build and run only on Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.
- Roadmap for C# and Visual Basic
- Windows 8 app samples
- QuickStart: imaging
Operating system requirements
Build the sample
- Start Visual Studio 2013 and select File > Open > Project/Solution.
- Go to the directory in which you unzipped the sample. Go to the directory named for the sample, and double-click the Microsoft Visual Studio Solution (.sln) file.
- Press F7 or use Build > Build Solution to build the sample.
Run the sample
To debug the app and then run it, press F5 or use Debug > Start Debugging. To run the app without debugging, press Ctrl+F5 or use Debug > Start Without Debugging.