BunifuPictureBox is a customizable Picturebox in that you can achieve your desired look with a few property changes and also you can give your project a modern look with round edged images.

BunifuPicturebox has many properties but we are going to look at these custom properties;

BorderRadius -Gets or Sets the border radius of the picturebox
IsCircle – Gets or Sets the IsCircle property of the picturebox for exact amount of radius to height ratio
Type – Sets the Type of shape the control takes.

To achieve a quick circular picturebox, toggle the IsCircle property and you will be good to go and if you wish to have a picturebox with custom edges change the values of BorderRadius to your desired amount.

Setting Image for BunifuPictureBox

Apart from the normal way of setting an image from a resource as shown above – here are a few ways to set BunifuPictureBox Image.

  • From Url
  • From Database

From Url

This can be achieved by using two methods

  • WebClient
//initialize your webclient
 System.Net.WebClient webClient = new System.Net.WebClient();

//Download and save your file on form load or button click - whichever you like
  webClient.DownloadFileAsync(new Uri("http://scottdavidoff.com/images/davidoff-portrait.square.hi-res.jpg"), "image.jpg");
//create an event
webClient.DownloadFileCompleted += WebClient_DownloadFileCompleted;
// set the image when the file download is completed
 private void WebClient_DownloadFileCompleted(object sender, AsyncCompletedEventArgs e)
  //set your image
  bunifuPictureBox1.Image = Image.FromFile("image.jpg"); 

You can also set an Image directly by loading



From database

You can achieve this by using this code assuming you have your images saved in pictures table and a field called image and getting them using id value

 private Image GetImage(string id)
            using (var conn = new MySqlConnection(ConnectionString))
            using (var cmd = conn.CreateCommand())
                cmd.CommandText = "SELECT image FROM pictures WHERE id = ?id";
                cmd.Parameters.AddWithValue("?id", id);
                using (var reader = cmd.ExecuteReader())
                    if (!reader.Read())
                        return null;

                    const int CHUNK_SIZE = 2 * 1024;
                    byte[] buffer = new byte[CHUNK_SIZE];
                    long bytesRead;
                    long fieldOffset = 0;
                    using (var stream = new MemoryStream())
                        while ((bytesRead = reader.GetBytes(reader.GetOrdinal("image"), fieldOffset, buffer, 0, buffer.Length)) == buffer.Length)
                            stream.Write(buffer, 0, (int)bytesRead);
                            fieldOffset += bytesRead;
                        return Image.FromStream(stream);



and then just set your image

//provide your id
bunifuPictureBox1.Image = = GetImage("1");


Thanks for your time

Please find the attached source code for reference and more of how to save image and the sort.