Set Form background image : Form Properties « GUI « VB.Net Tutorial

Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Drawing.Drawing2D
Imports System.Windows.Forms

public class FormBackgroundPicture
   public Shared Sub Main
        Application.Run(New Form1)
   End Sub
End class

Public Class Form1
    Inherits System.Windows.Forms.Form

#Region " Windows Form Designer generated code "

    Public Sub New()

        'This call is required by the Windows Form Designer.

        'Add any initialization after the InitializeComponent() call

    End Sub

    'Form overrides dispose to clean up the component list.
    Protected Overloads Overrides Sub Dispose(ByVal disposing As Boolean)
        If disposing Then
            If Not (components Is Nothing) Then
            End If
        End If
    End Sub

    'Required by the Windows Form Designer
    Private components As System.ComponentModel.IContainer

    'NOTE: The following procedure is required by the Windows Form Designer
    'It can be modified using the Windows Form Designer.  
    'Do not modify it using the code editor.
    Friend WithEvents Button1 As System.Windows.Forms.Button
    <System.Diagnostics.DebuggerStepThrough()> Private Sub InitializeComponent()
        Dim resources As System.Resources.ResourceManager = New System.Resources.ResourceManager(GetType(Form1))
        Me.Button1 = New System.Windows.Forms.Button
        Me.Button1.Location = New System.Drawing.Point(152, 88)
        Me.Button1.Name = "Button1"
        Me.Button1.TabIndex = 0
        Me.Button1.Text = "Close"
        Me.AutoScaleBaseSize = New System.Drawing.Size(5, 13)
        Me.BackgroundImage = System.Drawing.Image.FromFile("yourfile.jpg")
        Me.ClientSize = New System.Drawing.Size(376, 208)
        Me.FormBorderStyle = System.Windows.Forms.FormBorderStyle.None
        Me.Name = "Form1"
        Me.Text = "Form1"
        Me.TransparencyKey = System.Drawing.Color.White

    End Sub

#End Region
    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    End Sub

End Class

14.53.Form Properties
14.53.1.Override the DefaultSize property to gain better performanceOverride the DefaultSize property to gain better performance
14.53.2.Change Form SizeChange Form Size
14.53.3.Change Form Size, Text, Background Color and button fontChange Form Size, Text, Background Color and button font
14.53.4.Set Form Background colorSet Form Background color
14.53.5.Form Opacity
14.53.6.Blue 25 Percent OpaqueBlue 25 Percent Opaque
14.53.7.Set Form background image
14.53.8.Set TransparencyKey
14.53.9.Transparent Form: Opacity = 0.66