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Bitmap.GetHicon Method

Returns the handle to an icon.

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

[<SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)>]
member GetHicon : unit -> IntPtr

Return Value

Type: System.IntPtr
A Windows handle to an icon with the same image as the Bitmap.

ExceptionCondition
Exception

The operation failed.

Initially, an icon created from the handle will have the same size as the original bitmap.

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:

  • Creates a Bitmap.

  • Draws that object to the screen.

  • Gets an icon handle for the Bitmap.

  • Sets the Form.Icon attribute of the form to an icon created from the handle.

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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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