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Icon.ToBitmap Method

Converts this Icon to a GDI+ Bitmap.

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

public Bitmap ToBitmap()

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap
A Bitmap that represents the converted Icon.

The transparent areas of the icon are lost when it is converted to a bitmap, and the transparent color of the resulting bitmap is set to RGB(13,11,12). The returned bitmap has the same height and width as the original icon.

The following code example demonstrates how to use the ToBitmap method. This example is designed to be used with Windows Forms. Create a form and paste the following code into it. Call the IconToBitmap method in the form's .Paint event handler, passing e as PaintEventArgs .

private void IconToBitmap(PaintEventArgs e)
{
    // Construct an Icon.
    Icon icon1 = new Icon(SystemIcons.Exclamation, 40, 40);

    // Call ToBitmap to convert it.
    Bitmap bmp = icon1.ToBitmap();

    // Draw the bitmap.
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(bmp, new Point(30, 30));
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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