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Bitmap.Bitmap(String, Boolean) Constructor

Initializes a new instance of the Bitmap class from the specified file.

Namespace: System.Drawing
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

public Bitmap (
	string filename,
	bool useIcm
)
public Bitmap (
	String filename, 
	boolean useIcm
)
public function Bitmap (
	filename : String, 
	useIcm : boolean
)
Not applicable.

Parameters

filename

The name of the bitmap file.

useIcm

true to use color correction for this Bitmap; otherwise, false.

The file remains locked until the Bitmap is disposed.

The following code example demonstrates how to construct a new bitmap from a file, using the GetPixel and SetPixel methods to recolor the image. It also uses the PixelFormat property.

This example is designed to be used with a Windows Form that contains a Label, PictureBox and Button named Label1, PictureBox1 and Button1, respectively. Paste the code into the form and associate the Button1_Click method with the button's Click event.

Bitmap image1;

private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    try
    {
        // Retrieve the image.
        image1 = new Bitmap(@"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\" 
            + @"Documents\My Music\music.bmp", true);

        int x, y;

        // Loop through the images pixels to reset color.
        for(x=0; x<image1.Width; x++)
        {
            for(y=0; y<image1.Height; y++)
            {
                Color pixelColor = image1.GetPixel(x, y);
                Color newColor = Color.FromArgb(pixelColor.R, 0, 0);
                image1.SetPixel(x, y, newColor);
            }
        }

        // Set the PictureBox to display the image.
        PictureBox1.Image = image1;

        // Display the pixel format in Label1.
        Label1.Text = "Pixel format: "+image1.PixelFormat.ToString();

    }
    catch(ArgumentException)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("There was an error." +
            "Check the path to the image file.");
    }
}

private Bitmap image1;

private void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    try {
        // Retrieve the image.
        image1 = new Bitmap("C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\"  
            + "Documents\\My Music\\music.bmp", true);

        int x, y;

        // Loop through the images pixels to reset color.
        for (x = 0; x < image1.get_Width(); x++) {
            for (y = 0; y < image1.get_Height(); y++) {
                Color pixelColor = image1.GetPixel(x, y);
                Color newColor = Color.FromArgb(pixelColor.get_R(), 0, 0);

                image1.SetPixel(x, y, newColor);
            }
        }

        // Set the PictureBox to display the image.
        pictureBox1.set_Image(image1);

        // Display the pixel format in label1.
        label1.set_Text("Pixel format: " 
            + image1.get_PixelFormat().ToString());
    }
    catch (ArgumentException exp) {
        MessageBox.Show(("There was an error."  
            + "Check the path to the image file."));
    }
} //button1_Click

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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