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Images, Bitmaps, and Metafiles

The Image class is an abstract base class that provides methods for working with raster images (bitmaps) and vector images (metafiles). The Bitmap class and the Metafile class both inherit from the Image class. The Bitmap class expands on the capabilities of the Image class by providing additional methods for loading, saving, and manipulating raster images. The Metafile class expands on the capabilities of the Image class by providing additional methods for recording and examining vector images.

Types of Bitmaps

Discusses the various image formats.

Metafiles in GDI+

Discusses GDI+ support for metafiles.

Drawing, Positioning, and Cloning Images in GDI+

Discusses methods for drawing vector and raster images with managed code.

Cropping and Scaling Images in GDI+

Discusses methods for cropping and scaling vector and raster images with managed code

Image

Describes this class and has links to all of its members.

Bitmap

Describes this class and has links to all of its members

Working with Images, Bitmaps, Icons, and Metafiles

Contains links to topics that demonstrate how to use images in your application.

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Visual Studio 2005 Image Library Visual Studio - General UI and Language References
Visual Studio 2008 Image Library
Visual Studio Image Library Visual Studio - General UI and Language References

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