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My goal is to display an image from the database on the SAME view as other information, not in a second browser window.

This method gets an image but returns it to a new browser window.
Controller:
  public ActionResult GetImage(
  {
        MemoryStream ms = GetImageFromDB();
        return File(ms.ToArray(), "image/png");
   }

If I change the method to store the image in the model, like so
Model:
public FileContentResult imageContent { get; set; }

Controller:
public void GetImage(
  {
        MemoryStream ms = GetImageFromDB();
         alphaIndexModel.imageContent = File(ms.ToArray(), "image/png");
   }

View:
How can I get it to display in the view?  This code does not work.
@if(@Model.imageContent != null)
            {
            <img src="@Model.imageContent.FileContents" style="" height="800" width="1200" />
            }
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Craig Wagner earned 2000 total points
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Use this version of your GetImage() method:

public ActionResult GetImage(
{
    MemoryStream ms = GetImageFromDB();
    return File(ms.ToArray(), "image/png");
}

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<img src="/FooController/GetImage" />
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by:Göran Andersson
ID: 39686845
To send the image data in the same view, you would have to base64-encode it and embed it in the image source URL.

Just show the image the normal way, let the browser request the image from your `GetImage` resource:

<img src="/Controller/GetImage" height="800" width="1200" />

Open in new window


(Adjust the URL to whatever controller name you use.)
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by:wilfordrocks
ID: 39688161
So simple.  So elegant.  Thank you.
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by:Göran Andersson
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I don't understand you choise of answer. CraigWagner only repeated the code from your question.
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