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Bitmap Constructor (String)

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
)

Parameters

filename
Type: System.String

The bitmap file name and path.

ExceptionCondition
FileNotFoundException

The specified file is not found.

The file name and path can be relative to the application or an absolute path. Use this constructor to open images with the following file formats: BMP, GIF, EXIF, JPG, PNG and TIFF. For more information about supported formats, see Types of Bitmaps. The file remains locked until the Bitmap is disposed.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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