Add Image into richtextbox

Insert Image into Rich Textbox

Some times you might have a requirement to insert an Image into rich textbox in C#. So in this article we will learn about how to insert image into rich textbox in C#.


  1. Visual Studio 2010 or later version.

Steps to Follow:

  1. Create a new windows forms application project or open your existing project.
  2. Go to design View of your form and add a rich text box and a button to open the image.
  3. Go to the code view of your form and create simple method to add image like:

private void displayImage(string name)


4. Now go to the OnClick Event of button and add the following code:

 OpenFileDialog open = new OpenFileDialog();
            // image filters  
            open.Filter = "Image Files(*.jpg; *.jpeg; *.gif; *.png; *.bmp)|*.jpg; *.jpeg; *.gif; *.png; *.bmp";
            if (open.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)

Source Code:

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