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ImageAttributes.SetNoOp Method

Turns off color adjustment for the default category. You can call the ClearNoOp method to reinstate the color-adjustment settings that were in place before the call to the SetNoOp method.

Namespace:  System.Drawing.Imaging
Assembly:  System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)

'Declaration
Public Sub SetNoOp

An ImageAttributes object maintains color and grayscale settings for five adjustment categories: default, bitmap, brush, pen, and text. For example, you can specify a gamma value for the default category, a different gamma value for the bitmap category, and still a different gamma value for the pen category.

The default color-adjustment and grayscale-adjustment settings apply to all categories that do not have adjustment settings of their own. For example, if you never specify any adjustment settings for the pen category, the default settings apply to the pen category.

The following code example is designed for use with Windows Forms, and it requires PaintEventArgs e, which is a parameter of the Paint event handler. The code performs the following actions:

  1. Opens an Image that uses the file Camera.jpg.

  2. Sets the gamma value of the ImageAttributes object to 0.25.

  3. Draws the image to the screen.

  4. Calls the SetNoOp method.

  5. Draws the image (a second camera) to the screen; however, because the SetNoOp method was called, the gamma setting defaults to a value of 1.0 and the image is drawn to the screen with the default gamma setting.

Note that the image on the left is very washed out (gamma of 0.25) and the image on the right has more contrast (gamma of 1.0).

Public Sub SetNoOpExample(ByVal e As PaintEventArgs)

    ' Create an Image object from the file Camera.jpg. 
    Dim myImage As Image = Image.FromFile("Camera.jpg")

    ' Create an ImageAttributes object, and set the gamma to 0.25. 
    Dim imageAttr As New ImageAttributes
    imageAttr.SetGamma(0.25F)

    ' Draw the image with gamma set to 0.25. 
    Dim rect1 As New Rectangle(20, 20, 200, 200)
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(myImage, rect1, 0, 0, 200, 200, _
    GraphicsUnit.Pixel, imageAttr)

    ' Call the ImageAttributes NoOp method.
    imageAttr.SetNoOp()

    ' Draw the image with gamma set to 0.25, but now NoOp is set,     
    ' so the uncorrected image will be shown. 
    Dim rect2 As New Rectangle(250, 20, 200, 200)
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(myImage, rect2, 0, 0, 200, 200, _
    GraphicsUnit.Pixel, imageAttr)
    ' Image 
End Sub

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 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 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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