Hi all, have developed web site using Windows XP and Visual Studio Express which works fine. Ported the application to Vista using Visual Studio Team System 2008 90 day trial version, and images will not display.<br>Have checked all settings, and tried different
paths but nothing, setup is standard ie: imageurl="~imagesimage.bmp". Any ideas?
I would agree with your first thoughts that there is a problem with the path. Did you try to delete one of the images and then re-add it??
Make sure slashes are forward slashes: /, not . Also, ~/ only applies to elements with runat="server".
Yep, done that
tried forward, backward, with ~/ without ~/, copied image to root and tried from there, image is runat="server". See post about iis server and development server.
Did you try . instead of ~
Yep, have tried ./ and . and also resolveurl. I am beginning to think that the problem is with IE ver 7, or the publish option with vs. Have created a simple web based project with just one image. How simple (and frustrating) can this be. Have contacted
Microsoft but they wont support the 90 day evaluation version. Seems you have to buy the product before they will sort out their bugs.
Can you post actual element (or page) markup here and perhaps elaborate on the site structure?
I have the same issue. I am using Visual Studio 2008 on Windows Vista with IIS 7.0. I am trying to run a web application project that I made and no images are appearing. I have the images set to always copy to the output folder. I have the web application
project configured to use IIS 7.0 instead of the built-in web server. Can someone please tell me what is wrong?
Can you please post markup for the image tag? Are you using asp:image or <img> ?
I had a similar issue with style sheets and images not processing or displaying. It turns out that I had to enable the display of static content in IIS7 (Windows Features, IIS, WWW Services, Common Http Features), it wasn’t on by default. Don’t know if this
is causing your problem, but it sure had me stuck.
Good luck! –Jeff
<img src="logo_shadow.gif" alt="Image 1"></a> <asp:Image ID="Image1" runat="server" ImageUrl="~/logo_shadow.gif" />
I am now trying both regular HTML and the ASP.NET Image control and both do not work. The images do in fact exist on disk. The page looks fine in the Visual Studio 2008 design mode. It’s only when I shell out to the browser. I have tried both IE 7 and
Firefox to no avail. Also, the Common Http Features box was checked already. Maybe I should service pack .net 3.5 and vs2008?
OK, I assumed they didn’t show up in VS designer… So it appears to be runtime only problem. You shouldn’t need to have SP1 for VS or framework to display static images in <img> element in a browser. VS does not participate at runtime at all and .NET does
not process static HTML elements.
Let’s try this: create HTML file (as HTML page, i.e. non-ASPX) and check if image is visible there when you open it in a browser. You can try opening file directly from disk, bypassing Web server to exclude any IIS configuration issues.
For this problem I would create a text label and then in the page_load event output the physical path to the label to see where it actually thinks this code is stored
At that point drill down using explorer etc to see if the image is where you think it is – this will help debugging the actual location of the files.
Nope, it doesnt solve your problem but should help you solve it *wink*
Oh and use
txtLabel1.Text=HttpRequest.ServerVariables["PATH_INFO"] to check out the relative directory. You can also make use of the server.mappath function to work out the path of the image (and obviously it will fail if relative path is incorrect hence using the
path_translated property first to find out where everything is.
All the best,
On an additional note and its a long shot – if using IIS 7, ensure that its configured to serve the extensions of the files you are trying to display (eg .bmp, .gif, .jpg etc).
Hi Mikhail, I have to get in on this as well. I have a similar issue where I am using an <img> in the simplest way in an aspx. The sad part is that Mozilla and Safari seem to parse it correctly, but IE 8 beta 2 and Chrome will not display the images no
matter what i do. Here is a snippet:
<td align="left" valign="middle" width="220px">
<img src="img/properties/67bryant/0_tmb.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #3c0c00; height:155px;width:220px" alt="67 Bryant Street" />
I have tried every variation of setting styles for table elements and image attributes…to no avail (PS asp:image is the same). How can the simple display of an image burn so much time on a project! Please help!
Hi – same problem: neither CSS nor images displaying. Get the ALT text for images, absolutely nothing for CSS.
VS 2008, XP Pro SP3, all updates.
In my case, everything looks fine in VS. Using master pages, and these and the actual final pages all look ok in design mode. When I run, with either F5 or ctl-F5, starts up, and every page has this problem.
This is on same machine I’ve successfully developed other ASP.NET apps recently with VS2008. I loaded one of those projects and ran it. It did not show this problem, so it must be something about the project itself, but I have done nothing special with this,
and in any case, shouldn’t it fail in design mode if paths and other major things are wrong?
Where can I look for a possible source of this problem?
http://www.elitedevelopers.com/img/properties/572maddox/0_tmb.jpg exists? Perhaps application root is not at
http://www.elitedevelopers.com, but rather in a subfolder?
Design mode does not use excatly same URL resolution as Web server. It all depends how root of your Web site in the file system maps to a virtual folder and application root in IIS. This often happens in shared hosting environment. If images do not show
at runtime, there is obviously a problem in how you specify image URLs. Right click on image in IE, choose properties and check what URL is specified at runtime.
I guess it wasn’t clear enough, but the issue is all within VS2008. There is no foreign hosting environment involved. I have a very simple ASP.NET project in VS2008, and the problem appears when using F5 or Ctl-F5 to run it in the built-in web server.
So to restate: Simple VS2008 project, experienced developer, C#. Has CSS and a few master pages. Master and derived pages look fine in designer, and when F5 or Ctl-F5 is pressed, it runs, and pages appear with alt-text instead of images, and with absolutely
no CSS formatting applied.
Add’l info: The page source generated does in fact have the link element for the stylesheet, so it is probably something wrong with the web.config.
The project directory is only 16K when zipped. It can be downloaded from:
VS does not participate at run time. Therefore I am trying to determine what happens at run time. Let’s say you’ve typed all markup in Notepad and run the site when VS is not even installed. My guess images won’t show up either
There is a problem that VS designer is more forgiving and managed to locate images. But this is an unrelated issue. We need to find out what is wrong with the site since I bet the issue will repro even when VS is not installed. I’ll try your archive, meanwhile,
did you try IIS?
No – I didn’t. But while I think you are correct, the point is: what could cause this anyway? Hopefully you can tell from the project I sent.
Design mode differs from live mode where it seems to tack the project name onto the end of the URL path so for instance the webroot should be / but infact is /projectname/ – this can cause serious problems if referencing images using the / specifier (for
example /images/image1.gif as opposed to /projectname/images/image1.gif).
I found the easiest solution was to use either images/image1.gif or ../images/images1.gif
As for the CSS issue thats probably down to the CSS file being within a subdirectory named styles – that being the case you should reference images as ../images/image1.gif etc (assuming images/ directory or whatever is on root).
Hope this helps,
Just try this
img.ImageUrl = "http://" + Request.ServerVariables["http_host"]
+ "/ImageFolder" + strImageName;
Unfortunately, despite my having clarified this, I don’t think the problem is clear. I wouldn’t use the above solution because it doesn’t address the problem,which is that something is wrong with the application’s configuration. It should be 100% ok to
just drop an image in any appropriate spot with the designer and not have to modify the URL. ESPECIALLY as I am simply running under VS2008′s included web server on a single, local machine. Using the above does nothing to uncover the problem, which is going
to be elsewhere than the actual image. And of course, if you read the full description, you’d see that CSS is not being processed at all. This is not an image problem.
I have the exact same problem. The project was initially created in VS 2005 and I’m now in VS 2008 and I’m not sure if that makes a difference.
See how menu_logo.jpg is not rendered in the browser yet the uri in the source seems correct.
Look for a little bit of code in your web.config that might look like:
<forms loginUrl="Default.aspx" defaultUrl="tab1-overview.aspx"/>
And comment it out while you are testing.
Has anyone sorted this issue, its really bugging me, I also have a problem where my css file is not being picked up at runtime although in the designer all is correct?
In another thread someone tracked similar issue with images to authentication settings, anonymous access had to be enabled on the folder with images (rather than Windows authentication).
Here is one tip that might make your life easyer.
I have a web site saved and i has images working (i did that web site long time ago).
I noticed that this web site is saved as a VS 2005 PROJECT, not WEBSITE.
here is what you do:
when you want to make a web site click on Create–> new project , and then form the new window that will pop up you select; as Project Type: Visual basic and as Template: ASP.NET Web Application
I know that it does not solve the question "why are the images not appearing?", but atleast it gets you going ….
For what its worth……
i had this same issue, im using VS2005 and i was also the VS development server. I changed to using IIS (7) as my web server and everything fell into place
You may try to add web.config file in your image folder with just:
"Rules contained in application-level configuration files take precedence over inherited rules. The system determines which rule takes precedence by constructing a merged list of all rules for a URL, with the most recent rules (those nearest in the hierarchy)
at the head of the list."
I had the same problem. The image would be seen in my Designer but not in my Browser.
I got it to work. For whatever reason, instaed of adding an Image control, dragging and dropping the image from the solution explorer allowed the image to render in both the browser and designer. If that doesn’t work, try it again only don’t have the image
in a sub folder, just have it in the root directory. (e.g. "~/image.jpg")
If anyone still cares…
I was having the exact issue. Your last post got me thinking that you must "Add Items" in VS. When I had added all my images the first time, they all got put under the Solution and I didn’t like them all showing up without a subfolder so I moved them with
VS Solution Explorer to App Data. This was apparently causing my problem. To fix it I did the following:
1. Deleted the images with VS Solution Explorer.
2. With VS Solution Explorer, Added a new Sub Folder (under my highest level Solution Name) and called it Images.
3. Right Clicked on Images, and selected Add Existing Item, selected all my images, and clicked Add.
4. Updated my Image controls to point to the new location.
I suppose VS does some sort of registering of items before they can be used in Web Forms.
I had this issue on Windows 7, VS 2008…images, CSS would display in design view, but not while debugging…This happend when setting up a new laptop, so fresh installs, but using an existing project from my old laptop…Problem was fixed by giving rights
to the project folder (and all subdirectories) to IUSR and IIS_IUSRS on the new laptop.