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vb.net - load image

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hello there,
how can I make something so that I can load an image into memory then display it on a picturebox..
because if I load the image into picturebox fromfile I cant edit the image because its in use..
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by:Zhaolai
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You can use ImageList to store a collection of images either at design time or run time and use it any where in your app.

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"...because if I load the image into picturebox fromfile I cant edit the image because its in use..."

Instead of FromFile() use FromStream() which does NOT leave the file locked.

Simple example:

    Dim fs As New System.IO.FileStream("c:\some\path\image.jpg", IO.FileMode.Open)
    PictureBox1.Image = Image.FromStream(fs)
    fs.Close()
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