Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bypassing the Image Cache

By default Silverlight will not download an image more than once if is contained within the image cache. That is, as long as the URI remains the same it will reference the image from the cache.
So what if the image changed on the server even though it has the same URI? Your application can force an update by setting the property IgnoreImageCache to true.
Image img = new Image();

Uri uri = new Uri("", UriKind.Absolute);
BitmapImage bi = new System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapImage(uri);
bi.CreateOptions = BitmapCreateOptions.IgnoreImageCache;
img.Source = bi;