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How To Add Pictures To Your .NET App Using Visual Studio Express 2012 For Windows Desktop

Want to pimp your NET app and add some nice icons and pictures to your GUI? Using Visual Studio Express 2012 makes it really easy

1. Step Open your project

2. Step Click on View and then select Toolbox:

Open Visual Studio Express Toolbox.png

3. Step Next, uncollapse Common Controls

4. Step Select PictureBox and drag it onto your app GUI:
Adding Picture Box To App.png

5. Step Alright, now resize the Picture Box to fit in nicely on the GUI:
Picturebox On Gui.png

6. Step On the right pane while the PictureBox is selected scroll down until you find BackgroundImage- click on the three dots that appear when selecting this item

Adding Background Image.png

7. Step Import a picture

8. Step Should look like this now:

Imported Resource File.png

9. Change the BackgroundImageLayout From Tile To Center

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Published: Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 Last Modified: June 22, 2013

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