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Image Class

An abstract base class that provides functionality for the Bitmap and Metafile descended classes.

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

[SerializableAttribute] 
[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
[TypeConverterAttribute(typeof(ImageConverter))] 
public abstract class Image : MarshalByRefObject, ISerializable, ICloneable, IDisposable
/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
/** @attribute TypeConverterAttribute(System.Drawing.ImageConverter) */ 
public abstract class Image extends MarshalByRefObject implements ISerializable, ICloneable, 
	IDisposable
SerializableAttribute 
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
TypeConverterAttribute(System.Drawing.ImageConverter) 
public abstract class Image extends MarshalByRefObject implements ISerializable, ICloneable, 
	IDisposable
Not applicable.

The following code example demonstrates how to construct a new Bitmap from a file, using the GetPixel and SetPixel methods to recolor the image. It also uses the PixelFormat, Width, and Height properties.

This example is designed to be used with a Windows Forms that contains a Label, PictureBox, and Button named Label1, PictureBox1, and Button1, respectively. Paste the code into the form and associate the Button1_Click method with the button's Click event.

Bitmap image1;

private void Button1_Click(System.Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{

    try
    {
        // Retrieve the image.
        image1 = new Bitmap(@"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\" 
            + @"Documents\My Music\music.bmp", true);

        int x, y;

        // Loop through the images pixels to reset color.
        for(x=0; x<image1.Width; x++)
        {
            for(y=0; y<image1.Height; y++)
            {
                Color pixelColor = image1.GetPixel(x, y);
                Color newColor = Color.FromArgb(pixelColor.R, 0, 0);
                image1.SetPixel(x, y, newColor);
            }
        }

        // Set the PictureBox to display the image.
        PictureBox1.Image = image1;

        // Display the pixel format in Label1.
        Label1.Text = "Pixel format: "+image1.PixelFormat.ToString();

    }
    catch(ArgumentException)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("There was an error." +
            "Check the path to the image file.");
    }
}

private Bitmap image1;

private void button1_Click(Object sender, System.EventArgs e)
{
    try {
        // Retrieve the image.
        image1 = new Bitmap("C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users\\"  
            + "Documents\\My Music\\music.bmp", true);

        int x, y;

        // Loop through the images pixels to reset color.
        for (x = 0; x < image1.get_Width(); x++) {
            for (y = 0; y < image1.get_Height(); y++) {
                Color pixelColor = image1.GetPixel(x, y);
                Color newColor = Color.FromArgb(pixelColor.get_R(), 0, 0);

                image1.SetPixel(x, y, newColor);
            }
        }

        // Set the PictureBox to display the image.
        pictureBox1.set_Image(image1);

        // Display the pixel format in label1.
        label1.set_Text("Pixel format: " 
            + image1.get_PixelFormat().ToString());
    }
    catch (ArgumentException exp) {
        MessageBox.Show(("There was an error."  
            + "Check the path to the image file."));
    }
} //button1_Click

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0
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