Use Custom Background Image for Application

Posted: September 26, 2011 in Windows Phone 7 & Mango

If you want to use a custom image for your application background, you can set this as follows:

<phone:PhoneApplicationPage >
  <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot">
      <ImageBrush ImageSource="/Images/YourImage.jpg"></ImageBrush>

Some things to note:

  • Make sure the Image has the Build Action set to Content.
  • Make sure the Images folder is at the application root level.
  • Having your own background and colour combination will have the same look across both Light and Dark themes.

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