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Bitmap.FromResource Method

Creates a Bitmap from the specified Windows resource.

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

public static Bitmap FromResource(
	IntPtr hinstance,
	string bitmapName


Type: System.IntPtr

A handle to an instance of the executable file that contains the resource.

Type: System.String

A string containing the name of the resource bitmap.

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap
The Bitmap that this method creates.

FromResource requires security permission to call unmanaged code. For a managed alternative for creating a bitmap from an embedded resource, see Bitmap.Bitmap(Type, String). FromResource works only with bitmaps that are named resources in a DLL.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

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

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