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GifBitmapDecoder Constructor (Uri, BitmapCreateOptions, BitmapCacheOption)

Initializes a new instance of GifBitmapDecoder from the specified Uri with the specified createOptions and cacheOption.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public GifBitmapDecoder(
	Uri bitmapUri,
	BitmapCreateOptions createOptions,
	BitmapCacheOption cacheOption


Type: System.Uri

Uri that identifies the bitmap to decode.

Type: System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapCreateOptions

Initialization options for the bitmap image.

Type: System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapCacheOption

The cache method to use for the bitmap image.


The bitmapUri value is null.


The bitmapUri is not a Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) encoded image.

The following code example demonstrates how to create an instance of and use a GifBitmapDecoder from a Uri. The decoded image is used as the source of an Image control.

// Open a Uri and decode a GIF image
Uri myUri = new Uri("tulipfarm.gif", UriKind.RelativeOrAbsolute);
GifBitmapDecoder decoder2 = new GifBitmapDecoder(myUri, BitmapCreateOptions.PreservePixelFormat, BitmapCacheOption.Default);
BitmapSource bitmapSource2 = decoder2.Frames[0];

// Draw the Image
Image myImage2 = new Image();
myImage2.Source = bitmapSource2;
myImage2.Stretch = Stretch.None;
myImage2.Margin = new Thickness(20);

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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