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FormatConvertedBitmap.Source Property

Gets or sets the source for the bitmap.

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

public BitmapSource Source { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Imaging.BitmapSource
The source for the bitmap. The default value is null.

Identifier field

SourceProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

You can chain a FormatConvertedBitmap to another BitmapSource by setting the Source property of the FormatConvertedBitmap to the BitmapSource that you want. See How to: Chain BitmapSource Objects Together for an example of chaining.

This example shows how to convert an image to grayscale using FormatConvertedBitmap.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml">

  <Page.Resources>

    <!-- This resource defines a BitmapImage with a source and a
         DecodePixelWidth of 200. This property is set to the same value 
         as the desired width of the image to save on memory use. This 
         BitmapImage is used as the base for the other BitmapSource resources. -->
    <BitmapImage x:Key="masterImage" DecodePixelWidth="200" 
     UriSource="C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures\Forest.jpg"/>

    <!-- This FormatConvertedBitmap uses the BitmapImage defined above and
         changes the format to Gray32Float (grayscale). -->
        <FormatConvertedBitmap x:Key="convertFormatImage" 
                               Source="{StaticResource masterImage}" 
                               DestinationFormat="Gray32Float" />

  </Page.Resources>

  <StackPanel>

    <!-- Apply the "convertFormatImage" resource defined above to this image.  -->
    <Image Width="200" Source="{StaticResource convertFormatImage}" />
  </StackPanel>
</Page>
using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Imaging;

namespace SDKSample
{
    public partial class FormatConvertedBitmapExample : Page
    {
        public FormatConvertedBitmapExample()
        {

            ///// Create a BitmapImage and set it's DecodePixelWidth to 200. Use  ///// 
            ///// this BitmapImage as a source for other BitmapSource objects.    /////

            BitmapImage myBitmapImage = new BitmapImage();

            // BitmapSource objects like BitmapImage can only have their properties 
            // changed within a BeginInit/EndInit block.
            myBitmapImage.BeginInit();
            myBitmapImage.UriSource = new Uri(@"sampleImages/WaterLilies.jpg",UriKind.Relative);

            // To save significant application memory, set the DecodePixelWidth or   
            // DecodePixelHeight of the BitmapImage value of the image source to the desired  
            // height or width of the rendered image. If you don't do this, the application will  
            // cache the image as though it were rendered as its normal size rather then just  
            // the size that is displayed. 
            // Note: In order to preserve aspect ratio, set DecodePixelWidth 
            // or DecodePixelHeight but not both.
            myBitmapImage.DecodePixelWidth = 200;
            myBitmapImage.EndInit();

            ////////// Convert the BitmapSource to a new format //////////// 
            // Use the BitmapImage created above as the source for a new BitmapSource object 
            // which is set to a gray scale format using the FormatConvertedBitmap BitmapSource.                                                
            // Note: New BitmapSource does not cache. It is always pulled when required.

            FormatConvertedBitmap newFormatedBitmapSource = new FormatConvertedBitmap();

            // BitmapSource objects like FormatConvertedBitmap can only have their properties 
            // changed within a BeginInit/EndInit block.
            newFormatedBitmapSource.BeginInit();

            // Use the BitmapSource object defined above as the source for this new  
            // BitmapSource (chain the BitmapSource objects together).
            newFormatedBitmapSource.Source = myBitmapImage;

            // Set the new format to Gray32Float (grayscale).
            newFormatedBitmapSource.DestinationFormat = PixelFormats.Gray32Float;
            newFormatedBitmapSource.EndInit();

            // Create Image Element
            Image myImage = new Image();
            myImage.Width = 200;
            //set image source
            myImage.Source = newFormatedBitmapSource;

            // Add Image to the UI
            StackPanel myStackPanel = new StackPanel();
            myStackPanel.Children.Add(myImage);
            this.Content = myStackPanel;
        }
    }
}

More Code

How to: Chain BitmapSource Objects TogetherThis example shows how you can apply a variety of effects to an image source by chaining multiple BitmapSource derived objects together.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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