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Image.FromStream Method (Stream)

Creates an Image from the specified data stream.

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

public static Image FromStream(
	Stream stream
)

Parameters

stream
Type: System.IO.Stream
A Stream that contains the data for this Image.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Image
The Image this method creates.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The stream does not have a valid image format

-or-

stream is null.

You must keep the stream open for the lifetime of the Image.

The stream is reset to zero if this method is called successively with the same stream.

NoteNote

The Image class does not support alpha transparency in bitmaps. To enable alpha transparency, use PNG images with 32 bits per pixel.

.NET Framework

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

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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