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ControlPaint.CreateHBitmapColorMask Method

Creates a Win32 HBITMAP out of the image.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Forms
Assembly:  System.Windows.Forms (in System.Windows.Forms.dll)

[SecurityPermissionAttribute(SecurityAction.LinkDemand, Flags = SecurityPermissionFlag.UnmanagedCode)]
public static IntPtr CreateHBitmapColorMask(
	Bitmap bitmap,
	IntPtr monochromeMask


Type: System.Drawing.Bitmap

The Bitmap to create.

Type: System.IntPtr

A pointer to the monochrome mask.

Return Value

Type: System.IntPtr
An IntPtr representing the handle to the bitmap.

You are responsible for de-allocating the HBITMAP. If the image uses transparency, the background will be filled with the specified color.

.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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