How to: Insert and Delete Pictures

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This example demonstrates how to use the PictureCollection.AddPicture method overloads to insert a picture into a worksheet from different sources.

The PictureCollection.GetPicturesByName method enables you to obtain all pictures with the specified name. Call the PictureCollection.GetPictureById method to find a picture by its unique ID.

To remove a picture from a worksheet, use the picture's Shape.Delete method.

From a File or Stream

workbook.BeginUpdate();
// Set the measurement unit to Millimeter.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Millimeter;
try
{
    Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
    // Insert a picture from a file so that its top left corner is in the specified cell.
    // By default the picture is named Picture 1.. Picture NN.
    worksheet.Pictures.AddPicture("Pictures\\x-docserver.png", worksheet.Cells["A1"]);
    // Insert a picture at 70 mm from the left, 40 mm from the top, 
    // and resize it to a width of 85 mm and a height of 25 mm, locking the aspect ratio.
    worksheet.Pictures.AddPicture("Pictures\\x-docserver.png", 70, 40, 85, 25, true);
    // Insert the picture to be removed.
    worksheet.Pictures.AddPicture("Pictures\\x-docserver.png", 0, 0);
    // Remove the last inserted picture.
    // Find the shape by its name. The method returns a collection of shapes with the same name.
    Picture picShape = worksheet.Pictures.GetPicturesByName("Picture 3")[0];
    picShape.Delete();
}
finally
{
    workbook.EndUpdate();
}

From URI

string imageUri = "https://www.devexpress.com/Products/NET/Controls/WinForms/spreadsheet/i/winforms-spreadsheet-control.png";
// Create an image from Uri.
SpreadsheetImageSource imageSource = SpreadsheetImageSource.FromUri(imageUri, workbook);
// Set the measurement unit to point.
workbook.Unit = DevExpress.Office.DocumentUnit.Point;

workbook.BeginUpdate();
try
{
    Worksheet worksheet = workbook.Worksheets[0];
    // Insert a picture from the SpreadsheetImageSource at 100 pt from the left, 40 pt from the top, 
    // and resize it to a width of 300 pt and a height of 200 pt.
    worksheet.Pictures.AddPicture(imageSource, 100, 40, 300, 200);
}
finally
{
    workbook.EndUpdate();
}
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