Bug 35758 - UWP preview cannot display image correctly
Summary: UWP preview cannot display image correctly
Alias: None
Product: Forms
Classification: Xamarin
Component: Windows ()
Version: 1.5.1
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-11-10 17:58 UTC by Jesse Jiang
Modified: 2017-06-22 02:21 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Tags: uwp, ac
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jesse Jiang 2015-11-10 17:58:43 UTC
I have Xamarin Forms page with image like <Image Source="test.png">.
And then I put this image into UWP project under Assets folder, like Assets/test.png

It cannot be display correctly.

I have check the Live Visual Tree, the image source property is "ms-appx:///test.png". 

It should be "ms-appx:///Assets/test.png"? It this a bug or how can I put images into UWP project?
Comment 1 E.Z. Hart [MSFT] 2015-11-11 17:16:04 UTC

Does the problem persist if you change

<Image Source="test.png">


<Image Source="Assets/test.png" />

Comment 2 Jesse Jiang 2015-11-11 17:42:48 UTC
It cannot be. I need to share the PCL to Android and iOS.
Comment 3 E.Z. Hart [MSFT] 2015-11-11 17:47:32 UTC

If you put the image into the root folder of your UWP project (instead of the Assets folder) and use '<Image Source="test.png">', does the image display as expected?
Comment 4 Jesse Jiang 2015-11-11 18:03:33 UTC
Yes it works.

Maybe this isn't a bug of Xamarin.UWP. But I don't think put images under solution folder is a good struct of project. 
Can we set the image default folder as Assets in UWP, just like the Resources folder in iOS?
Comment 5 E.Z. Hart [MSFT] 2015-11-11 19:18:58 UTC
An alternate default folder isn't currently supported, so I'm marking this as an enhancement.
Comment 6 Jesse Jiang 2015-11-11 21:20:21 UTC
Sounds good
Comment 7 uwantfries 2017-05-25 16:04:19 UTC
Just saw this. Any update on a fix or sensible workaround?