Create images

To create an image, perform the following:

  1. Check whether the image already exists.
    Before you create the image, you must check whether an image with the same ID already exists.
  2. Create the image.
    If the image does not exist, you create a new image with the specified ID.
  3. Specify the parent album of the image.
    Specify the album where the image belongs to.
  4. Set the required properties.
    When creating a new image, set the following properties:
    • Title
    • LastModified
    • DateCreated
    • UrlName
    • MediaFileUrlName

    You can also set any other properties.

  5. Upload the image data.
    Upload the image data to the database.
  6. Save the image.
    Save all changes that you have made to the image.
  7. Publish the image.
    You publish the image using the workflow manager.

The example below shows you how to create an image with predefined ID.

NOTE: The ID argument is assigned to the master version of the image. For more information about the different versions of an image, see For developers: Content lifecycle.

EXAMPLE: Create an image with predefined ID.
The following code samples create an image with the specified IDTitle, and image data.

Native API

First, you get an instance of the LibrariesManager class. You check whether an image with the same ID already exists. Then, to create the image, you must call the CreateImage method of the LibrariesManager class. You can create an image with either predefined or auto-generated ID depending which overload of the method you use. The method returns the master version of the image. Then, you get an instance of the specified parent album. To associate the image with the album, you set the album to the Parent property of the image object. Then, you set the properties of the master version of the image. We recommend to set at least the following properties: Title, UrlNameLastModifiedPublicationDateDateCreated, and MediaFileUrlName. Then, to upload the image data, you call the Upload method of the LibrariesManager class and pass the master version of the image, the stream of the selected file, and its file extension as parameters. To save the changes, you call the SaveChanges method of the manager. Finally, to publish the image, you call the MessageWorkflow method of the WorkflowManager class and pass the required parameters.

Fluent API

First, you check whether an image with the same ID already exists. Then, you check whether the specified parent album exists. If it exists, you get the singular album facade of the parent album. To create the image, you call the CreateImage method of the singular album facade. The ID argument is assigned to the ID property of the master version of the item. You check out the item. Then, you set the properties of the image by calling the Do method of the facade. To upload the image data, you call the UploadContent method of the facade and pass the image, the stream of the selected file and its extension as arguments. To check in the image, you call the CheckInmethod of the facade. Then, you save the changes. Finally, to publish the image in live state, you call the MessageWorkflow method of the WorkflowManager class and pass the required parameters.

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