Upload/Display Image in Picture Box Using C#

Posted by Muhammad Irfan Articles | Windows Forms C# June 17, 2010
In this article, we learn how to browse, view and display an image path in a picture box tool using C# Windows Forms application.
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Browsing and displaying an image in picture box tool using  Windows Forms application is a very simple task. In this application, we use the following classes/controls to do the b.

- OpenFileDialog
- PictureBox
- TextBox
- Button

Main Functions:

This functions simply perform the following steps:
1. Open a file dialog box so that a user can select an image from his/her machine
2. Browse the image
3. Display selected image in a picture box on a Form 
4. Display image file path in text box

Here is the code:
// open file dialog
 OpenFileDialog open = new OpenFileDialog();
 // image filters
 open.Filter = "Image Files(*.jpg; *.jpeg; *.gif; *.bmp)|*.jpg; *.jpeg; *.gif; *.bmp";
 if (open.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
   // display image in picture box
   pictureBox1.Image = new Bitmap(open.FileName);
    // image file path
    textBox1.Text = open.FileName;

What is an image filter?

Image filter is basically a filter that restrict user to select only valid image file. You can remove image filter.