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BitmapEncoder.Save Method

Encodes a bitmap image to a specified Stream.

Namespace: System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Assembly: PresentationCore (in presentationcore.dll)

public virtual void Save (
	Stream stream
public void Save (
	Stream stream
public function Save (
	stream : Stream
You cannot use methods in XAML.



Identifies the file stream that this bitmap is encoded to.

Exception typeCondition


The bitmap has already been encoded.


The Frames value that is passed to the encoder is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The Frames count is less than or equal to zero.

In the context of this API, "save" and "encode" are synonymous.

The following example demonstrates how to save a bitmap image to a file stream by using the derived TiffBitmapEncoder class.

FileStream stream = new FileStream("empty.tif", FileMode.Create);
TiffBitmapEncoder encoder = new TiffBitmapEncoder();
TextBlock myTextBlock = new TextBlock();
myTextBlock.Text = "Codec Author is: " + encoder.CodecInfo.Author.ToString();

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

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