How to Convert Image to Base64 in VB.Net

How to Convert Image to Base64 in VB.Net

This Tutorial is all about How to Convert Image to Base64 in VB.Net. In this tutorial, you will learn about Convert Image to Base64 in VB.Net. Basically, this tutorial will answer some of the questions in StackOverflow.

So let’s get started:

  • First is open the Visual Basic, Select File on the menu, then click New and create a new project.


  • Then a New Project Dialog will appear. You can rename your project, depending on what you like to name it. After that click OK
Step 2: For Image to Base64 in VB.Net
Step 2:
    • Design your form like this just like what I’ve shown you below.
      Add a Button, Textbox and a Picturebox.

      Step 3: For Image Convert Base64 in VB.Net
      Step 3:
  • Add this following declaration.
Imports System.IO
Imports System.Drawing.Imaging
Imports System.Data.OleDb
  • Add this Public Sub.
Public Class Main
Dim Con As OleDbConnection = New OleDbConnection("Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & Application.StartupPath & "\Image.accdb")
Dim Cmd As New OleDbCommand
Dim Da As New OleDbDataAdapterPrivate ImagePath As String = ""
  • Add this following Functions
Public Function ImageToBase64(ByVal image As Image, ByVal format As System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat) As String
Using ms As New MemoryStream()
' Convert Image to byte[]
image.Save(ms, format)
Dim imageBytes As Byte() = ms.ToArray()' Convert byte[] to Base64 String
Dim base64String As String = Convert.ToBase64String(imageBytes)
Return base64String
End Using
End Function

Public Function Base64ToImage(ByVal base64String As String) As Image
' Convert Base64 String to byte[]
Dim imageBytes As Byte() = Convert.FromBase64String(base64String)
Dim ms As New MemoryStream(imageBytes, 0, imageBytes.Length)

' Convert byte[] to Image
ms.Write(imageBytes, 0, imageBytes.Length)
Dim ConvertedBase64Image As Image = Image.FromStream(ms, True)
Return ConvertedBase64Image
End Function
  • Add this code to the Add new button.
Private Sub BtnAddNew_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles BtnAddNew.Click
PicImage.Image = Nothing
End Sub
  • Add this code for BtnImage_Click button.
Private Sub BtnImage_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles BtnConvertToBase64.Click
If My.Computer.FileSystem.FileExists(ImagePath) Then
Dim ImageToConvert As Bitmap = Bitmap.FromFile(ImagePath)
TxtBase64.Text = ImageToBase64(ImageToConvert, ImageFormat.Png)
End IfTry
Cmd = New OleDbCommand(String.Format("INSERT INTO Images ( DateCreated, ImageCode) VALUES('{0}', '{1}')", Date.Now, TxtBase64.Text), Con)
Dim Result = Cmd.ExecuteNonQuery()
If Result > 0 Then
MessageBox.Show("Added image successfully!")
End If

Catch ex As Exception
End Try

End Sub
  • Add this code to the btnConverToImage_Click button.
Private Sub BtnConvertToImage_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles BtnConvertToImage.Click
PicImage.Image = Base64ToImage(TxtBase64.Text)
End Sub
  • Finally, Click F5 to run the program.
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2 thoughts on “How to Convert Image to Base64 in VB.Net”

  1. It works great the Code. How can I add a save feature after the image has been decoded? I try to right click to save the decoded image it but it dont give me a option.

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