Show the uploaded image on the detail page.

I have recently worked on the interesting/good requirement and just want to share this with you:
Requirement: There should be a detail page button on object record and the user can upload the image file to that record. The uploaded image file should show on the record details page.
Solution: Created a visualforce page through which the user can upload the image in the content file system in Salesforce. Now the main thing is to show the uploaded image file on the record detail page. For that, I had created a rich text field and inserted file downloadable URL in the tag.
Q. Where we can find the ‘ContentDownloadUrl ‘ after file upload? 
Ans- The ContentDistribution object: (Represents information about sharing a document externally). We need to insert the ContentDistribution object record after ContentVersion insertionAfter CD (ContentDistribution) record insertion, you will get the ‘ContentDownloadUrl’ for that file. Find more information on ContentDistribution in Salesforce doc here.
Create a detail page button on the Account object like the screenshot below:


Visual force Page:
<!-- Name: UploadImages
Decription: Upload images in files object and show them on richtex field on record.
Created Date: 17/03/2019
LastModified Date: 17/03/2019
Created By: Arun Kumar
<apex:page controller="uploadImageCntrl" sidebar="false">
<apex:slds />
.slds-scope .slds-page-header {
padding: 1rem 1rem;
/* border-bottom: 1px solid rgb(221, 219, 218); */
/* border-radius: .25rem; */
background: rgb(243, 242, 242);
background-clip: padding-box;
/* box-shadow: 0 2px 2px 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.10); */
border: 1px solid rgb(221, 219, 218);
border: 1px solid rgb(221, 219, 218);
padding:1rem 1rem;
<apex:form >
<div class="slds">
<div class="slds-grid">
<div class="slds-col slds-size--12-of-12">
<div class="slds-page-header">
Upload Image
<div id="bodyPart">
<apex:inputFile value="{!imageFile}" styleClass="" />
<apex:actionRegion >
<apex:commandButton value="Upload" action="{!uploadImg}" Styleclass="slds-button slds-button--brand" />
view raw UploadImages hosted with ❤ by GitHub
Apex Class:
/* Name: uploadImageCntrl
Description: Upload files and show image in richtext field on object record page.
Created Date: 17/03/2019
LastModified Date: 17/03/2019
Created By: Arun Kumar
public with sharing class uploadImageCntrl {
public transient Blob imageFile{get;set;}
public string parentRecId ='';
public void uploadImageCntrl(){
public PageReference uploadImg() {
parentRecId = ApexPages.currentPage().getParameters().get('id');
system.debug('record id: ' +parentRecId );
ContentVersion conVer = new ContentVersion();
conVer.ContentLocation = 'S'; // S specify this document is in SF, use E for external files
conVer.Title = 'Test File';
conVer.PathOnClient = 'Test File';
conVer.VersionData = imageFile; //
insert conVer;
ContentVersion cv = [select id,ContentDocumentId from ContentVersion where id =:];
//Create ContentDocumentLink
ContentDocumentLink cDe = new ContentDocumentLink();
cDe.ContentDocumentId = cv.contentDocumentId;
cDe.LinkedEntityId = parentRecId; // you can use objectId,GroupId etc
cDe.ShareType = 'V'; // Inferred permission, checkout description of ContentDocumentLink object for more details
//Insert content document link
insert cDe ;
//ContentDistribution: Represents information about sharing a document externally
ContentDistribution cd = new ContentDistribution();
cd.Name = 'Test File';
cd.ContentVersionId = conVer.Id;
insert cd;
ContentDistribution distribution = [select Name,ContentDownloadUrl from ContentDistribution where id=:];
Account acc = [select id,ARI__Images__c from Account where id=: parentRecId]; //ARI__Images__c (ARI__ is Namspace. it will be different in your case)
if(acc.ARI__Images__c == null){
acc.ARI__Images__c ='';
acc.ARI__Images__c += '<img src="'+distribution.ContentDownloadUrl+'" width="478" height="247">'+'</img><br/>';
update acc;
return null;


Hope this blog post helps many.

Happy Coding… 🙂

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