Upload/Display Image In Picture Box Using C#


Browsing and displaying an image in a picture box tool using Windows Forms application is a very simple task. In this application, we use the following classes/controls:

  • 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 restricts the user to select only the valid image file. You can remove the image filter. 

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