How to get thumbnail of Video Storage File in Windows phone app

StorageFile class provides us with the method called GetThumbnailAsync with the help of which we can retrieve the thumbnail of a storage file in Windows phone app.


Important Note:
This method works only on the Storage Files that are stored in public directory of the phone. It doesn’t work on the files that are present in app data container or Local Storage of the app.


So the method discussed below will be useful when you need to fetch all the video files that are stored in the gallery of phone or you are working on video files picked with FileOpenPicker method.


The code for fetching the thumbnail of video storage file is as following



If you need to save the thumbnail image to the Local Storage of your app you can use the following code given below



I hope this post will be helpful to you.


Chetan Gulati

Currently am doing B TECH in IT from Delhi Technological University. App development is my passion. Believe in quality rather than quantity.

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