I'm searching through the twenty-eleven theme's source files (functions.php and theme-options.php) attempting to get some clues on how to implement the upload utility found on several of the theme options pages. However, I can't find any reference to it.

Anyone know which file its contained in?

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for the custom background, you'd call add_custom_background, for the cool header image things, it's add_custom_image_header. You need to hook both those into something like after_setup_theme:

add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'wpse27586_setup_theme' );
function wpse27586_setup_theme()
    add_custom_image_header( 'some_callback_for_front', 'some_callback_for_admin' );

Add custom image header is more complex than it seems, so take a look in Twenty Eleven's functions.php file inside the function twentyeleven_setup, which starts around line 75, for some how to. The code is very well commented.

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