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In this video we will discuss how to load image from database using and c#. This is continuation to Part 169. Please watch Part 169 from ASP.NET tutorial for beginner.

Load image from database in

When we click on "View Uploaded Image" link, the user will be redirected to WebForm2.aspx. The Id of the image will be passed as a query string parameter. In the page load event, we need to retrieve the image from the database and display it on the web page.

Step 1 : Create stored procedure to retrieve image by Id.
Create procedure spGetImageById
@Id int
    Select ImageData
    from tblImages where Id=@Id

Step 2 : Drag and drop an Image control on WebForm2.aspx. 
<asp:Image ID="Image1" Height="500px" Width="500px" runat="server" />

Step 3 : Copy and paste the following code in WebForm2.aspx.cs

using System;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

namespace Demo
    public partial class WebForm2 : System.Web.UI.Page
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string cs = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["DBCS"].ConnectionString;
            using (SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(cs))
                SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("spGetImageById", con);
                cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;

                SqlParameter paramId = new SqlParameter()
                    ParameterName = "@Id",
                    Value = Request.QueryString["Id"]

                byte[] bytes = (byte[])cmd.ExecuteScalar();
                string strBase64 = Convert.ToBase64String(bytes);
                Image1.ImageUrl = "data:Image/png;base64," + strBase64;

1 comment:

  1. First of all thanks a lot for all the video tutorials you have shared. :-)
    I have a query :
    I have used below code to access image file's propertylist.
    System.Drawing.Image SelectImage; SelectImage = new Bitmap(@"" + Server.MapPath("~/MobilePhotos/") + filename[i]); property_ids = SelectImage.PropertyIdList; foreach (int ScanProperty in property_ids)
    It works fine on local system but errors out on the server with below error

    Message=Parameter is not valid., Source=System.Drawing, Target Site=Void .ctor(System.String),
    Stack Trace= at System.Drawing.Bitmap..ctor(String filename)
    at _Default.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e)

    Could you please help me find the issue in this code.


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